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Strategy BE5.2: Host job fairs in low income areas.

Strategy Description

Local non-profits such as JobLink should work with area businesses and chambers to host job fairs in low-income areas to provide an opportunity for residents to interact with employers.

Additional Information / Case Studies

    • JobLink in Buncombe County holds all of its workshops in the Career Centers facility in downtown Asheville, across the street from the city bus terminal and in close proximity to shelters, rescue missions, and other public services for low-income residents. Workshops could potentially be held in low-income areas in the other counties of the GroWNC region.

Recommendation

BE5: Develop skilled workers to help businesses compete.