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Labor department issues citations, fines in fatal wall collapse

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The state Department of Labor fined a Mills River masonry contractor and the company it was working for, Hajoca Corp., $30,800 each for the construction accident that killed one worker and seriously injured two others, the department said Tuesday.   Read Story »

Tags: construction | retaining wall | labor | retaining wall collapse

Henderson County Business

Workforce agency hosts $17/hour and up job fair

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Mountain Area Workforce Development is holding a $17 per Hour and Beyond Job Fair 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the WNC Agricultural Center’s Virginia Boone Building, 761 Boylston Highway, Fletcher.   Read Story »

Tags: labor | jobs | 2021 labor shortage | Mountain Area Workforce Development

Henderson County News

Pardee steps up recuiting for home health professionals

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Pardee Home Health announced this week that it is relocating to 114 College Drive in Flat Rock and launching a recruitment campaign to hire additional skilled professionals.   Read Story »

Tags: health care | Pardee | labor | 2021 labor shortage

Henderson County Business

Health care providers suffering RN shortage, labor report shows

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The mountain region's hospitals have openings for hundreds of registered nurses and the Henderson County public school system is also among the employers needing the most workers, new labor statistics show.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee | Mission Health | labor | AdventHealth | HCA | nursing | nurses

Henderson County News

Contractor had no permit for retaining wall job, county says

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The contractor that was working on a retaining wall that collapsed on Wednesday, killing one worker and injuring three others, did not pull a building permit for the job, Henderson County Attorney Russ Burrell said in a statement.   Read Story »

Tags: construction | labor | retaining wall collapse | OSHA

Henderson County News

County employees to get Christmas bonus

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Tags: Christmas | labor

Henderson County Business

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don’t miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: industry | labor

Asheville Business

Jet engine maker creating 800 jobs paying $68,000/year

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ASHEVILLE — Pratt & Whitney announced plans last week to invest $650 million through 2027 in a new manufacturing facility that will create 800 new jobs in Buncombe County.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | labor | Pratt & Whitney

Asheville Business

Mission nurses vote to unionize

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In what the union hailed as a landslide vote, nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville voted this week to approve a union — the first in North Carolina to do so and the largest hospital union win in the South since 1975.   Read Story »

Tags: Mission Health | labor | nursing | nurses | labor unions

Asheville Business

Mission Health nurses' campaign tests state's union resistance

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North Carolina is home to one of the biggest union battles in the South.   Read Story »

Tags: Mission Hospitals | Mission Health | labor | labor unions

Henderson County Business

Pardee to host job fair on Feb. 25

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Pardee UNC Health Carewill host a job fair from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the First Citizens community room, 539 N. Main St. in downtown Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee | physicians | labor | nurses | joblessness

Henderson County News

County employees to get year-end bonus

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Henderson County employees will see a bonus in their paychecks if the county commissioners as expected approve the year-end reward on Monday.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Board of Commissioners | labor

Henderson County Business

Buncombe has lowest, Henderson County second lowest jobless rate

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The Mountain Area Workforce Region region of the state made up of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.5%.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | labor | unemployment | joblessness

Henderson County Business

Buncombe has lowest, Henderson County second lowest jobless rate

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Buncombe County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state and Henderson County the second lowest, labor statistics showed.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | labor