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Tuesday, December 6 • 8:20am - 8:40am
A Sustainable Workforce

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Using Asheville and its restaurant industry as a background, this documentary will explore the effects of the city’s continuous economic growth on its working class. Whether it’s money from tourism or a growing population, the economic growth that Asheville is experiencing has allowed business owners to be able to create and sustain more jobs. Unfortunately, the majority of those jobs are low-wage labor. So, as this city is experiencing economical growth, the average cost of living is increasing and a “living-wage” has become harder to obtain for the average worker. While living conditions are becoming more luxury-based, a significant number of Asheville’s inhabitants are part of a low-income workforce. This documentary aims to explore the effects this is having on the restaurant workforce, through a variety of interviews from people involved (workers, restaurant owners, etc...).

Tuesday December 6, 2016 8:20am - 8:40am
012 Karpen Hall