Hundreds of Jobs Up For Grabs
Updated: Monday, January 7 2013, 04:59 PM EST
Crowds of job-seekers lined up to apply for jobs at new businesses in the mountains. The 7th Annual Homecoming Job Fair at the Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville featured long lines of applicants at three new breweries. They’re hiring workers for manufacturing, shipping, and warehousing craft beer.
Some recruiters told job-hunters they were hiring immediately, while others were taking applications for openings in the future. People who’ve spent months and years looking for work say they’re hoping experience and training will give them the edge in the competition for jobs.
85 businesses had booths open for applicants between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday morning.
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