‘Tis the Season: Give Yourself the Gift of a New Job

Dec 27, 2016

Ready for a career change in 2017? If you have been wanting to make a change in your life or have been unhappy in your current position, now is the time to start looking. Lots of employers in Western North Carolina are hiring right now. Employment numbers from November 2015 to November 2016 increased 1.9%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December 16 news release.  Buncombe County has the lowest unemployment percentage in the entire state of NC.* That means that there are a lot of job openings right now and so it is a great time to start looking for a new job or change career paths.

How to Make the Right Change

The question is, with so many options for employment, how can you know if a job is right for you? At Friday Staffing, our mission is to bring the right people to the right job every time. Here are 3 simple things you can do right now that will help prepare you for success as you look for new career opportunities.

  1. Review and update your resume. Make sure to list all relevant experience and the dates spent at each position. Dependability and reliability are huge assets and will set you apart.
  2. Spend some time perusing our list of open jobs. Organized by industry, there is a variety of careers available, from entry level positions to jobs for experienced, skilled professionals. Once you fill out an application, a member of our team will contact you within 24 business hours.
  3. Have you served our country in the armed forces? From Goodwill’s Operation GoodJobs to NCWorks’ training programs, there are several area organizations dedicated to helping veterans find the best job for their skillsets. Contact local representatives and take the first step to employment.

For more on what to expect at an interview, check out this helpful guide. Review your options career goals and make the best use of this time by matching you with a new job opportunity that will be right for you.

2,099 Jobs in 2016

Why Friday Services? We get results for our registered workers. By the end of November, the Friday Services team had placed 2,099 workers in jobs in Western North Carolina in 2016. We are still making new job placements every day. We want to be able to do the same for you. From entry level positions to openings for experienced professionals, and from office jobs to manufacturing jobs, Friday Services is here to help make the job search process as easy and stress free as possible.

We will talk to you to learn the details that often can’t be expressed on paper. Once we understand your work experience, skills, and goals, our team will start working to place you in a job that matches your skills and an office culture that fits your personality.

Once you start work we will continually check in with you to find out if the position is a good fit. If you accept a position, and it turns out not to be a good fit for some reason, just tell us and we will work with you to find another opportunity that matches your needs better.

Hundreds of registered Friday Services employees have gone on to be hired in permanent positions over the past year. Each one of those individuals came to us with a need for a new job. Once we got to know them, we matched them with an available position.

There’s No Time Like the Present to Find a New Job

According to a report distributed by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis, Western North Carolina is the best region for finding a job due to its tight overall market (there are a small number of jobseekers for each available position). From 2013–2015 data, there are only 2.5 unemployed people per job opening. This is good news for jobseekers! Let us help guide you to the right job during this time of opportunity.

We believe that relationships matter, at Friday Services. We work to build good relationships with our clients and with our employees. You’re not just getting a job you are getting a team of professionals who will work with you to make sure that you get the best possible job. We do the hard work of matching you with the right job for you and your skill set and your interests.

We look not only at your skills, but also at your personality too, to try to match you in a work environment that will be more likely to help you be successful and achieve your goals. Check out our open jobs and apply today. If we can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Happy holidays from our family to yours!

*Figures supplied by the North Carolina Department of Commerce show that in November,  Buncombe County again had the lowest unemployment rate in the entire state of North Carolina with a 3.6% unemployment.


If you see a lot of potential in yourself – so do we! Start your job search and learn about the opportunities and benefits offered.


Friday Services is independent and locally owned. We offer Western North Carolina employers strategic flexibility with greater attention to detail.