Mountain Area Careers connects local job seekers with job opportunities that help advance your education and career.

Growth in our local area of Western North Carolina has led to both an increase in businesses and the need for workers in many different industries. Mountain Area Careers helps job seekers find employment with opportunities for on-the-job training and advancement from entry-level to senior positions.

18,000 Jobs

Advanced Manufacturing jobs employ around 18,000 people in our local area.

25,000 Jobs

Hospitality and Tourism jobs employ around 25,000 people in our local area.

Career Success Stories

Read a few stories of people who’ve found opportunities for growth and on-the-job training.

Yolanda Strong

Production Shift Manager - Gaia Herbs, Brevard

Ryan Kaufman

Fly Fishing Guide - Headwater Outfitters

Toni Williams

Manager: Stable Cafe - Biltmore Estate

Elizabeth Manley

Director of Revenue Management - The Omni Grove Park Inn

Layton Parker

General Manager / Owner, Hampton Inn - Brevard NC

Zachery Chambliss

Customer Service Representative - Plasticard-Locktech

Athena Maria Thomas-Jones

Production Operator, Jacob Holm : Buncombe County North Carolina

Brian Pollet

CMC Production Quality Assistant, GE Aviation

Juan Carlos Parra Cueto

Maintenance Technician - Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

Susan Chandler

Lab Tech, Advanced Superabrasives
Guest Service Operations

Robert Foster

Director of Hotel Operations, Biltmore Farms Hotels

Patrick Bailey

Welding Supervisor, Sylvan Sport

Bronson Patton

Assembler One, Sylvan Sport

Carmita Rivera

Product Specialist, UPM Raflatac

Josh Bradley

CC Operator, Advanced Superabrasives

Chris Venezuela

Lead Assembly Technician, Sylvan Sports

Tyler Coan

Automation Technician, UPM Raflatac

Heather Hicks

Manager, Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Housekeeping and Maintenance Operations

Americo Mejia Diaz

Director of Housekeeping, Biltmore Farms Hotels
Hospitality & Tourism

Beverly Russell Baldwin

Front of House Supervisor, Taproom Restaurant at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Your Future is Here

Mountain Area Careers helps you find careers where you can earn a paycheck and improve your skills. Explore career pathways and search for jobs available today to connect to a world of opportunity.

Explore a Career Path

Choose one of the career pathways below, then read the descriptions of different jobs you can advance through to build your career.

Browse Available Jobs

Search for jobs relating to manufacturing, hospitality and tourism available in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Transylvania Counties in NC.

A great career is waiting for you…

Find opportunities and job openings, as well as resources from our local career centers and partners to help you pursue a career pathway to success.


Watch our video stories of folks who have found successful and fulfilling jobs in Western North Carolina.