100 employers with 6,000 jobs to be at upcoming job fair

(Asheville Citizen-Times) Those wondering how to find work in a job market where only 3.8 to 4 percent remain unemployed might want to follow Hannah Pollard’s lead. The 25-year-old Weaverville resident attended the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce annual job fair two years ago. One month later, Pollard was a teller at Asheville-based HomeTrust Bank. “I hadn’t necessarily considered banking,” Pollard said. “But HomeTrust’s employment specialist was just so nice. She gave me a sense of what type of employees worked there. I already got a very homey feeling from them.” The HomeTrust treatment was not an exception. Pollard said everyone was “very welcoming, with a huge smile.” This year’s job fair will be the chamber’s ninth, said Matt Popowski, a chamber spokesman. It is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher. The 100 employers who will be recruiting is a record, said Heidi Reiber, the chamber’s director of research. Those employers are looking to fill about 6,000 positions, Popowski said. “A number of the companies are hiring for 50 to 100 positions.”

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