Jobs in Asheville NC | Linamar Job Fair July 5 – July 6, 2011

Asheville Is Getting a New Factory, and Jobs!  Visit the Job Fair on July 5th and 6th – Thanks to Efforts to Revitalize our Workforce from our Officials and Linamar.

Linamar Corporation will host a management job fair on Tuesday, July 5, and Wednesday, July 6. The event will be held in the Haynes Building on the A-B Tech Enka Campus at 1459 Sand Hill Road in Candler. The event is scheduled from noon until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6.
From Asheville Citizen-Times:
Volvo EquipmentSKYLAND — Local residents seeking a job at what will soon become Linamar Corp.’s local manufacturing plant will not have to worry about standing in line behind a worker from one of the company’s 39 other plants.

Or feel guilty about taking someone else’s job.

Only two or three people of what’s expected to be a 400-person workforce at the factory will be people already employed by the Canadian company, said K. Ray Bailey, a Buncombe County commissioner who is chairman of the board of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County.

The two big orders the plant will fill at first are new business for Linamar, said Nick Adams, group vice president.

“We’re not moving work here. We’re starting growth here,” he said at Thursday’s announcement of the company’s plants to move to the former Volvo Construction Equipment plant off Hendersonville Road. “Nobody’s losing their job somewhere else.”

Linamar will be looking for people with experience machining precision metal parts, said Ken O’Connor, executive director of economic and workforce development at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. The school will be training many of Linamar’s workers.

O’Connor said he will learn more about the company’s plans shortly, but, “I’m sure they’re going to be looking for people who have machining backgrounds. They will need to have blueprint skills, math skills, problem-solving skills.”

Many people who fit that description already live in the area, he said, and A-B Tech can train others.

Because of layoffs in manufacturing over the years, “Some that have these skills are underemployed,” O’Connor said.

Some of those people might be former Volvo workers, Bailey said. The plant closed in early 2010, idling 228 workers.

“Some of those people are still available or have taken lesser jobs than when they were with Volvo,” he said.

People at nearby businesses say they would be glad to see some familiar faces and some new ones.

Anthony Weston, a server at Black Forest Restaurant, said he has heard from co-workers about how busy the lunch rush was when Volvo was open. The company had lunch parties and people came for to-go orders. “If the lunch and dinners are good, that’s a real good day for a server,” he said.

In preparation for launching the organization’s Asheville operations in the first quarter of 2012, Linamar’s local recruitment efforts will begin with management and professional positions for all functional departments, including plant management, accounting, engineering, maintenance, logistics and procurement, health and safety, as well as information

technology. The company plans to schedule a recruitment event dedicated to production and hourly staff in coming months.


“We are pleased that Linamar is moving so quickly to connect our local talent with these valuable employment opportunities. Additional events are planned throughout the year to assist Linamar in meeting its aggressive staffing and production goals for the new Asheville operations,” stated Clark Duncan, Director of Business and Industry Services at the Chamber’s Economic Development Coalition.


“The Linamar team is eager to get to know the Asheville community,” said Julie Mannebach, Senior Human Resources Manager. “The job fair represents the first chapter of our company’s history in the region and we are confident we’ll find world-class leadership and employees in Western North Carolina.”

Interested candidates are invited to attend the job fair and encouraged to submit resume and cover letter t0 For additional information about the Linamar Corporation, visit http:/



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