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The Macon County NCWorks Career Center is sponsoring its inaugural NCWorks Community Resource Fair from 2-4 pm on Friday, December 6, at the Macon County Public Library.

Paula Alter, Career Center Manager for the Macon, Jackson and Swain County NCWorks Career Centers explains that this new, collaborative event has been one of her goals since taking on the manager role. "This is an excellent opportunity for our residents to interact with twenty-two resource organizations in one convenient location. On the flip side, it will also allow these organizations to interact with each other and become better informed of available services. Our event mantra is ‘Be connected. Feel empowered. Get informed. Leave with hope.’ There’s no question that it takes all of us, working in partnership, to help our residents become job ready and overcome potential barriers in keeping a job. If successful, we plan to make this an annual event."

A special feature will be the presence of a Manna Food Bank Pop-Up Market. Other participating community resource organizations include:

Serving our neighbors in need by providing food and nurturing hope.

Comfort Keepers/Companion Health Care

Providing quality senior home care services.

Department of Social Services (DSS)

Committed to serving through compassion, learning, integrity, excellence, new innovations and teamwork.

Full Circle Recovery

Full service substance abuse prevention and treatment agency.


Dedicated to improving our community by serving youth, youth organizations and families.

Kids Place

Providing hope and healing for children who have been abused and their families through coordinated services in a child-friendly place.

Legal Aid

A statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.

Macon County NCWorks Career Center

Assist job seekers with applications, resumes and all job related services.

Macon Program for Progress

Macon Program for Progress leads and collaborates to improve quality of life for individuals, children, and families.

Macon County Public Health

Promoting, protecting, and enhancing the health of all people and the environment.

Macon County Senior Center

Senior Services offers a variety of programs to help the older adult maintain their independent lifestyle.

Macon Transit

Macon County’s public transportation system serving the citizens of Franklin, Highlands and Nantahala, NC.

Manna Food Bank

Involving, educating, and uniting people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.

Mountain Projects

providing vital services to the elderly, disadvantaged and general public in Western North Carolina.

New Beginnings

Serving the homeless and nearly homeless of Macon County, NC.

No Wrong Door

for support and recovery for individuals and families struggling with substance use disorders and mental health challenges.


The Mission of REACH of Macon County is to eradicate domestic violence and sexual assault crimes in both Macon and Jackson Counties, through prevention, intervention, and educational services.

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center is a non-profit Christian Organization dedicated to protecting the right to life.

Southwestern Community College

Focusing on helping our students succeed and changing lives across our region.

Teen Challenge of the Smokies

A faith based 12 month residential addiction recovery program.

United Healthcare

Connecting you to care that works for your life.

Webster Enterprises

A community nonprofit serving the disabled and disadvantaged in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties.

Veterans Services

Providing an unsurpassed, personalized service to veterans and their dependents in obtaining VA benefits.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Helping people with disabilities achieve their goals for employment and independence.

Additional information on the resource fair or NCWorks Career Center services may be obtained by visiting the Franklin career center, calling 828-369-9534 or visiting