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AvL Technologies Expansion to Create 90 Jobs in Asheville

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

ASHEVILLE NC – In conjunction with the Buncombe County Commission and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), AvL Technologies, Inc.announced today a $7.6 million expansion over the next five years. The expansion, which involves constructing a new building across from its international headquarters in North Asheville, is continued momentum from the company’s $3.9 million expansion in March 2010.  Along with important capital growth of $11.5 million in total, the continued expansion will create 90 new technology jobs.  Mobile satellite antennas made by AvL Technologies comprise 85 percent or more of the TV broadcast market in the U.S.

Originally founded in Buncombe County in 1994, AvL Technologies was an early participant in A-B Tech Community College’s Business Incubation program. Today the company has grown into an international brand currently employing over 160 people.  It specializes in the design, development, and production of mobile satellite antenna/positioner systems for commercial, professional and military customers worldwide. AvL Technologies offers the world’s largest range of mobile satellite antennas for vehicle-mount and aerial applications.

“AvL Technologies’ success is inspiring to our innovative startups and serves as a model for what high-tech companies can achieve in Buncombe County,” remarked Taylor Foss, EDC Chair and SVP, Organizational Transformation at Mission Health.

The Economic Development Coalition (EDC) for Asheville-Buncombe County is a public-private partnership committed to: creating and retaining high quality jobs, community leadership, and being a resource for better business decisions.  The EDC accomplishes this mission through its four core services: business retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurship, research, and marketing and recruitment.  The EDC is funded by Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, the Town of Weaverville, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the AVL 5×5 Campaign. Visit www.ashevillechamber.org/economic-development.

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization with over 1,800 member businesses and organizations. Chamber members collaborate with community organizations and coalitions to support the community and each other with the mission of building community through business. The Chamber is home to a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center which welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year. To get active in the Chamber, visit www.ashevillechamber.org.

 

Asheville Chamber’s Homecoming Job Fair Employers Announced

Monday, January 5th, 2015

ASHEVILLE NC – Job seekers with a New Year’s resolution of advancing their career in 2015 can start with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Homecoming Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Presented by The Omni Grove Park Inn, the job fair will be held at the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher.

With nearly 100 employers and job seeker resources slated to attend, Western North Carolina’s largest annual job fair will showcase regional employment opportunities in growth industries, including advanced manufacturing, health services, technology, financial services, and hospitality.

New Belgium Brewing will kick off its Asheville hiring process at the Chamber’s job fair and will be hiring for about 50 positions throughout 2015 for its new brewery in West Asheville and its distribution center in Enka-Candler. Also new in 2015, Venture Asheville and a handful of high-growth tech and startup companies, including BuildFax, RISC Networks, Hot Wax and Trunk Media, will be represented and seeking talent to hire. For job listings, visit the job board at VentureAsheville.com.

In total, participating companies will be looking to fill an estimated 6,000 positions available in the region. Information on participating employers is currently listed online at www.HomecomingJobFair.com. Additionally, a mobile app will be available for download and use at the event to easily locate employers at their booth locations.

As an added benefit, the job fair will include career seminars sponsored by AARP for area job seekers at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. titled, “Life Reimagined for Work: Are you 40+ and wanting to find work or make a career change?” Job seekers are encouraged to bring resumes for distribution, as many employers will accept applications at the event.

Participating employers and job seeker resources include the following:

 

@WORK Personnel
Adecco Staffing
Advance Trucking Institute
Aeroflow Healthcare
Aerotek
American Security of Greenville
Army Strong Community Center
Arvato
Asheville Citizen-Times
Asheville Outlets
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville Savings Bank
Avon Incorp.
Baldor Electric Company
Bayada Pediatrics
BB&T
Biltmore Farms
Blue Ridge Community College
Blue Ridge Metals Corp.
Bojangles of WNC
Carolina Information Technology Resource Corporation (CITRC)
Charter Communications
Chimney Rock Management
City of Asheville
Clean Streak
Comforce Staffing Services
Continental Automotive
Deltec Homes
Disability Partners
Express Employment Professions
Flint Group
Friday Staffing Services
Golden Living – Asheville
Goodwill Industries NWNC
HomeTrust Bank
Hunter Automotive Group
Ingles Markets
J.Crew
Juice Plus+ Company
King Bio
Land of Sky Toastmasters
Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville
Linamar North Carolina
LocalJobs.com
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Mars Hill University
Massage Envy
MB Haynes Corporation
McDonalds
Meet the Geeks
Mission Health
Montreat College
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
NC National Guard Family Programs
NCWorks Career Center
New Belgium Brewing
North Carolina Highway Patrol
Northwestern Mutual
Nuclear Fuel Services
Origami Owl
Pardee Hospital
Plasma Biological Services
PLI
Printville
RGIS
RHA Health Services
Silver-Line Plastics Corporation
Sitel Operating Corporation
Smartrac Technology Fletcher
South College
Sunshine Employment Resources
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Thermo Fisher Scientific
TransTech
Trout Insurance Services
TSAChoice
Turning Point Services
U.S. Cellular
UNC Asheville
United Security Incorporated
Venture Asheville
Veteran Services of the Carolinas (ABCCM)
Waffle House
Western Southern Life
Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society
YMCA of WNC

 

“In the past eight years, the Homecoming Job Fair has proven to be a successful regional collaboration to make the Asheville area a great place to live, build a career, and grow a business. As the largest recruitment event in Western North Carolina, we look forward to this opportunity to connect regional businesses to talent, to present our workforce to employment, and to promote the diversity of career opportunities in Asheville,” stated Ben Teague, Executive Director, EDC.

 

The Economic Development Coalition is grateful to its generous sponsors and partners that provided support for the 9th Annual Homecoming Job Fair. Sponsors include The Omni Grove Park Inn, AARP, Another Broken Egg Café, Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing Company, Asheville Radio Group, Bojangles of WNC, LLC, iHeart Media, Duke Energy Progress, Friday Staffing Services, Massage Envy, Montreat College, North Carolina State University Extension Services, PLI, and Printville.

For additional job seeker resources, go to www.HomecomingJobFair.com.

 

 

 

The Economic Development Coalition (EDC) for Asheville-Buncombe County is a public-private partnership committed to: creating and retaining high quality jobs, community leadership, and being a resource for better business decisions.  The EDC accomplishes this mission through its four core services: business retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurship, research, and marketing and recruitment.  The EDC is funded by Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, the Town of Weaverville, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the AVL 5×5 Campaign. Visit www.ashevillechamber.org/economic-development.

Venture Asheville, the entrepreneurship initiative of the EDC, creates and connects trusted networks of entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors who collaborate to build high-growth ventures. Venture Asheville acts as a hub for entrepreneurship resources and education. It brings visibility to Asheville’s unique startups and talent pool and shares those stories within our own community and with the wider global marketplace. Visit ventureasheville.com.

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization with over 1,800 member businesses and organizations. Chamber members collaborate with community organizations and coalitions to support the community and each other with the mission of building community through business. The Chamber is home to a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center which welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year. To get active in the Chamber, visit ashevillechamber.org.

 

Safety Apparel Company Brings 25 Jobs to Buncombe

Friday, June 13th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – In cooperation with the Economic Development Coalition (EDC) for Asheville-Buncombe County, Transportation Safety Apparel, a Hilton Head, S.C. based company, announced they will bring 25 jobs to Buncombe County. The multimillion-dollar safety apparel company is opening a 10,000 square foot distribution center in Weaverville in June 2014 and plans to gradually consolidate its operations there by 2017.

The family-owned business, which John and Beverly Trimble started in a spare bedroom 10 years ago, has grown to service national clients including American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Waste Management, as well as local and regional clients like Charter Communications, Buncombe County Fire Departments, Landmark Aviation and Asheville Regional Airport. Transportation Safety Apparel currently ships its high-visibility vests, reflective neon jackets, steel-toed boots and other safety gear to businesses around the world.

The Trimble’s oldest son, Trey, a recent graduate of Clemson University with an IT Engineering degree, is planning to join the family operation in the Asheville area to assist with the company’s relocation.

“Our family has had our eye on this area for a long time. We’re excited to be investing here for the next generation. Asheville offers what few other locations do, so we no longer have to choose between a great lifestyle and running a world-class company. You can have both in Asheville,” said John Trimble, President of Transportation Safety Apparel.

An overwhelming 96 percent of establishments in the Asheville Metro area have fewer than 50 employees, which reinforces why small businesses and entrepreneurship are essential to growing and maintaining the region’s economy.

“Buncombe County is a magnet for successful companies driven by families like the Trimbles. Transportation Safety Apparel joins a large community of hard working, talented families that make our county a great place to live and grow your business,” said David Gantt, Chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.

“We are pleased to welcome to Weaverville new corporate citizens like Transportation Safety Apparel, whose quality products are helping to keep employees safer across the country,” said Dottie Sherrill, Mayor of Weaverville.

“The Trimbles exemplify the many resourceful and creative family-owned enterprises drawn to Asheville for our quality of life and ease of doing business, as well as the excellent talent pool produced by our great local schools, colleges and universities,” said EDC Chairman Paul Szurek.

For more information on Transportation Safety Apparel or employment opportunities at their new Weaverville location, visit www.tsasafety.com.

The Economic Development Coalition Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC) is a public-private partnership committed to: creating and retaining high quality jobs, community leadership, and being a resource for better business decisions.  The EDC accomplishes this mission through its four core services: business retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurship, research, and marketing and recruitment.  The EDC is funded by Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, the Town of Weaverville, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the AVL 5×5 Campaign. Visit www.ashevillechamber.org/economic-development.

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization with over 1,800 member businesses and organizations. Chamber members collaborate with community organizations and coalitions to support the community and each other with the mission of building community through business. The Chamber is home to a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center which welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year. To get active in the Chamber, visit www.ashevillechamber.org.

A-B Tech Job Fair and Alumni Reception

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – A-B Tech will host a Job Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. May 9 in the Coman Gym on the College’s Asheville campus. The event is open to current A-B Tech students, alumni, and the public.

The Job Fair will feature representatives from health care, manufacturing, hospitality, management, information technology and retail industries. A computer lab will be available to file online applications. Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and to bring copies of their resume to leave with employers. This event comes after the creation of the A-B Tech online job bank, which is open to current and former curriculum students.

A-B Tech President Dr. Hank Dunn said the job fair serves as another opportunity to provide service to the community. “Our goal at A-B Tech has always been to answer the call to provide quality and innovative job training programs for our students to compete in the local job market,” he said.

Following the Job Fair, the A-B Tech Alumni Association will host a reception in the Magnolia Dining Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This event will allow alumni to reconnect with fellow graduates as well as engage current students, faculty, and friends of the College.

“We hope our alumni will join us at the reception to reconnect with their alma mater, network with fellow alumni and community leaders as well as learn about new initiatives here at the College,” Dunn said.

For more information about the job fair, including a list of confirmed business attendees, please visit http://www.abtech.edu/jobfair. To RSVP to the reception, please contact Mark Newman, Alumni Relations & Resource Development Coordinator, at 828-398-7171 or at [email protected].

New Software Streamlines Asheville Hiring Process

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – This week the City of Asheville launched an online hiring system which will improve the applicant experience and provide for efficiencies in the recruitment and selection process.  Reducing redundancies and saving a lot of paper, the system is easily accessible from the front page of the city’s website.  All job postings will also be posted on the www.governmentjobs.com website.

In order to receive the full benefit of the automated service, all applications must now be submitted online.  Candidates without access to the internet are invited to visit the human resources department where computers, and technical support if needed, will be available.

“The benefits of the new software are wide in range,” said Human Resources Director Kelley Dickens.  “There will be important improvements in the efficiency of the workflow process but most importantly, there will be exciting improvements in the applicant experience.”

The new software allows applicants to save a profile online to make applying for future vacancies easier, check the status of an application, view a history of applications submitted online, and sign up to be notified of future job openings in specific job categories.  “We average about 330 unique views to the employment opportunities page on the website each day,” said Dickens.  “We are convinced these tools will make it easier to stay connected with applicants and enhance our efforts to recruit and select the most qualified and professional workforce.”

Workshop to Address Performance Appraisals and Job Design

Monday, January 9th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – A workshop aimed at helping employers improve their skills in conducting employee performance appraisals and designing jobs will be offered Thursday, Jan. 26, by Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing Education.

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in WCU’s Cordelia Camp Building.

The first workshop session, set for 9 a.m. until noon, will focus on performance appraisals and will address topics such as performance methods, errors and problems in conducting appraisals, improvement plans, and performance appraisals and the law.

The afternoon session, from1 to 4 p.m., will focus on job design, including information to help employers develop better job descriptions and plan for and recruit good employees. Topics will include job analysis, recruitment planning and methods, and sources of qualified personnel.

Workshop instructor Bruce Young, a former vice president for human resources for the Stackpole Corp. for 27 years, has taught at Pennsylvania State University and Webster University. He has been a consultant working in employee relations and other issues since 1994.

The workshop cost is $69, with a networking lunch included. For more information, call 828-227-7397 or email [email protected] To register, go to http://learn.wcu.edu.

Partnership Between A-B Tech and Goodwill Prepares Job Seekers For Careers in Electronic Medical Records

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
ASHEVILLE, NC – Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College have partnered to offer a class to train employees for one of today’s fastest-growing career fields and to help health care providers meet a new federal requirement that all health care records be available electronically.

The first session in Electronic Medical Records for Medical Office begins Aug. 19 and lasts for 12 weeks. The class will meet at Goodwill’s Workforce Development Center in Asheville.

Electronic Medical Records students will learn effective management, documentation and communication using electronic health information and participate in hands-on training to navigate through the various applications found in SuiteMed, a typical electronic medical records software system. A high school diploma or GED and basic computer skills are required for the course.

By 2014, the federal government is requiring all health records to be available electronically. “This mandate will mean new jobs for people who have skills in managing electronic health information,” said Shelley White, A-B Tech’s Senior Executive Director of Economic & Workforce Development/Continuing Education. The clinical and administrative medical support field already is one of the fastest-growing careers today, with a 34 percent growth increase expected over the next seven years. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average yearly starting salary for an electronic medical records technician is $25,000.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this class as an opportunity for job seekers to explore new and innovative career fields and perhaps enhance some skills they already possess,” said Joshua Pierce, Goodwill director of Workforce Development.  “Our partnership with A-B Tech enables us to offer classes in fields where jobs are available and pools the complementary strengths of both our organizations.”

A-B Tech and Goodwill already are partners in a variety of classes, including Nurse Aide I, Computer Basics, Computer Empowerment, Foundations of Mathematics, Office Professional Certifications, Hospitality, GED and English as a Second Language. A-B Tech provides the instructors and curriculum while Goodwill provides materials, space, admissions assistance and placement services for graduates of the classes.

“Electronic Medical Records training is designed for both clinical and administrative medical personnel,” said White. “Considering the number of medical facilities in our community, the need is great.  We are pleased to provide EMR training in partnership with Goodwill, expanding our partnership and creating new opportunities for students at this facility.”

About Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina

Goodwill is a private, nonprofit organization serving the community since 1926. Goodwill believes all people, regardless of situation, should have access to meaningful employment. Through workforce development programs, Goodwill helps individuals develop the skills they need for today’s job market.  A significant portion of the funding for its programs comes from sales of donated items in its retail stores. By donating to Goodwill or shopping in its stores, individuals support workforce development programs serving more than 40,000 people in northwest NC each year.

About Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

A-B Tech, the community’s college, is dedicated to student success. One of 58 colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, A-B Tech offers associate degrees, diplomas or certificates in more than 60 curriculum programs through its academic divisions. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education offers classes and training to support the economic and cultural development of the community. A-B Tech enrolls nearly 27,000 curriculum and continuing education students, and an estimated one in four Buncombe and Madison residents has attended a class at the College.

Employment Opportunities Asheville, NC

Monday, July 11th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Did you know that Buncombe County Government and the City of Asheville post their job listings online? You can also see job openings through JobLink and Western Highlands Network websites.

If you are looking for a job, check out:

Asheville Job Fair July 5-6 for Linamar Management Positions

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Linamar Corporation, hoping to open their doors early 2012 in Asheville, NC in the old Volvo center, is hosting a job fair today July 5 and tomorrow July 6.  July 5 the fair will be from 12p-8p and July 6 9am-5pm.  The job fair in Asheville will be held at the ABTech Enka Campus.  Linamar is preparing to start operations in 2012 and is looking for management and professional positions for departments of maintenance, engineering, accounting, health and safety, technology.  Linamar also plans to have other recruitments for hourly staff in the next few months in Asheville.  If you are interested, job candidates are asked to attend the fair and submit a resume and letter to [email protected]

North Carolina announced the arrival of new jobs for Buncombe County, with Linamar Corporation openings a machining facility – generating 400 jobs and bringing in an investment to the county of $125 million.  Linamar will go into the Volvo Construction Equipment at Lake Julian in Asheville, NC, which was recently acquired by Buncombe County in order to allow for the expansion of Linamar into this facility.  By the first quarter of 2012, Linamar hopes to be functioning in Asheville, and the renovations are beginning now.

Linamar, a world-class manufacturer of metallic systems for vehicle and mobile industries, has 40+ years of growth and is on the cutting edge of supplying the automotive industry.  The Asheville plant will specialize in Industrial, Commercial, and Energy operations.  Linamar selected Buncombe County after searching other southeaster locations, and was chosen after careful deliberation of the workforce in Asheville, specialization, and location near Linamar’s major accounts.

Buncombe County Announces 400 New Jobs – Welcome Linamar!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – North Carolina announced the arrival of new jobs for Buncombe County, with Linamar Corporation openings a machining facility – generating 400 jobs and bringing in an investment to the county of $125 million.  Linamar will go into the Volvo Construction Equipment at Lake Julian in Asheville, NC, which was recently acquired by Buncombe County in order to allow for the expansion of Linamar into this facility.  By the first quarter of 2012, Linamar hopes to be functioning in Asheville, and the renovations are beginning now.

Linamar, a world-class manufacturer of metallic systems for vehicle and mobile industries, has 40+ years of growth and is on the cutting edge of supplying the automotive industry.  The Asheville plant will specialize in Industrial, Commercial, and Energy operations.  Linamar selected Buncombe County after searching other southeaster locations, and was chosen after careful deliberation of the workforce in Asheville, specialization, and location near Linamar’s major accounts.