Buncombe County

Make a Change in the New Year with Classes at Goodwill


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New Year’s resolutions are always a challenge to keep, but Goodwill and AB Tech are here to help, by providing classes that could change your life. “Are your children giving you a hard time because you can’t work a computer? Are you wishing that you had the skills to change jobs? Would you like to… Read more »

Spanish for the Workplace Class Starts Sept. 19


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will host a six-week A-B Tech class titled “Spanish for the Workplace” from Sept. 19-Oct. 24. The seminar will meet 6-8 p.m. Mondays at 1616 Patton Ave. “Our Spanish speaking population is growing, and so there is also a growing need for people in the workplace who can communicate with fellow employees… Read more »

Newest Goodwill Store Opens in Black Mountain Aug. 18


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina held the grand opening for its new retail store in Black Mountain on Thursday, Aug. 18. The new store is located at 2978 Old US Highway 70 in Black Mountain. “We are so excited to open this bigger and better store in Black Mountain,” said Jaymie Eichorn, Goodwill VP of… Read more »

Goodwill Provides Experience for Hospitality Jobs


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Anyone seeking a career in the hospitality industry can now get a head start, thanks to a new program offered through Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, and the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG). “This job shadow program gives participants a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the hospitality industry, and it allows hotel executives to… Read more »

Goodwill Hosting Major Job Fair on May 17 in Asheville


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An upcoming job fair hosted by Goodwill Industries of North Carolina will include some of the largest employers in Asheville. Event: Goodwill Job Fair Date: Tuesday, May 17 – 9 a.m.-Noon Location: Goodwill Career Connections Center – 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC 28806 Employers scheduled to attend the fair include: The Omni Grove Park Inn,… Read more »

Color Me Goodwill 2016


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Color Me Goodwill is a fast-paced, head-turning fashion show being held on March 18 at the Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Doors open at 6 pm for a cocktail reception featuring spontaneous artwork from six local artists (Lorelle Bacon, Craig Burgwardt, Melissa Kucin, Nute Nicholson, Mary Alice Ramsey, and Lynn Smith Stanley) and music… Read more »

Goodwill and Mission Health — A Vital Partnership


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and the Mission Health System, based in Asheville, have taken their long-standing partnership in training and hiring healthcare workers to new levels, with an innovative recruiting program that quickly matches hiring needs with properly credentialed candidates. Mission’s Environmental Services (EVS) division teamed with Goodwill staff to share detailed information… Read more »

Goodwill Presents Free Job Readiness Workshops


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Searching for a job can be confusing and overwhelming. This fall, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will present six free workshops that will offer tips and advice for anyone looking for a job. The Tips for an Effective Job Search will be offered in September, October and November at Buncombe County Libraries. The workshops… Read more »

Goodwill Presents Free Job Readiness Workshops in Buncombe County


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Job seekers are invited to a series of six free job readiness workshops presented by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina this summer. The workshops offer professional advice on resume writing, job searching, interview preparation and other topics. The workshops take place at the Pack Memorial and Black Mountain Branches of the Buncombe County Public… Read more »

Duke Energy Foundation Grant Supports Goodwill Youth Services


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has received a $33,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to help implement its Northwest North Carolina Next Generation Workforce Development Initiative. The initiative will provide 1,000 youth and young adults with career readiness and occupational skills training designed to overcome barriers to their success, ensure their high school… Read more »