Work & Jobs

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Standing out in today’s job market can be tough. Learn how to stay competitive and put your best foot forward with tips from our Online Career Expo.
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If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that access to high-speed internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. AARP fought for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) because too many Americans do not have access to the affordable, high-speed internet they need. In addition, AARP is working with state lawmakers to expand broadband access to unserved areas in the state.
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As the world begins to re-open and COVID-19 vaccines are readily available, the job market is showing signs of recovering from last year’s economic shutdown. To make sure you appear as a top candidate on the jobs you’re interested in, here are a few tips to improve the look of your resume.
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NC Work and Save is the easiest way workers can save more for retirement
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As vaccinations become readily available, more and more companies are discussing plans to re-introduce their employees back to the office. However, some employees 50+ are hesitant to make the transition. According to a survey by HR research firm Workspace Intelligence and WeWork, 88 percent of participants 55 or older want some kind of control over where they work. If your office is re-opening and you find yourself hesitant, read on for ways to stay calm and safe as you return to your desk.
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According to Beth Hohensee, the “diva” in Studio Flora Diva, one of Asheville, NC’s, most popular floral designers, “Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Sometimes you’re paralyzed with fear, and you move ahead anyway.”
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Kaye Bentley is the founder of Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours and is one of Asheville’s proudest ambassadors.
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Small businesses adapts to pandemic
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Interview with Kirsten Fuchs, Baked Pie Company
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CarolAnn Bauer is an Encore Entrepreneur in every sense. The 67 year-old is the winner of three entrepreneurial awards in the Asheville area.
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