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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