Mill Town Strong

Community Resources for the Canton Mill Closure

Employment & Training

Find opportunities for employment like job fairs and support for getting re-employed.

Health & Wellness

Find support for mental health, counseling, family care, food & nutrition and more.

Financial Assistance

Find information about relief funds and other financial assistance resources and support.

Resource Submission Form

Request to have your service, program or employment opportunity posted on this site. 

Call the 24/7 Vaya Health Access to Care Line anytime: 800-849-6127
For more information about the hotline visit

Upcoming Employment Events

WNC Career Expo

WNC Career Expo

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 11:00am - 4:00pm - Western North Carolina businesses and organizations are ready to promote career opportunities for job seekers in advanced manufacturing, technology, health care, tourism, professional services, and other high-growth...
Waynesville Inn & Golf Club Hiring Fairs

Waynesville Inn & Golf Club Hiring Fairs

MULTIPLE DATES: March 15 - March 22 - March 29 - April 5 | 10:00am - 2:00pm Waynesville Inn & Golf Club will be having multiple hiring fairs and they would love for you to join their team! They have full and part-time positions available and will be hiring for the...
Free Drop-In Resume Writing Workshop

FREE Drop-In Resume Writing Workshop

March 21 & 22, 2023 | 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Need help with your resume? Each participant will leave the event with a paper copy of a resume and an electronic version on a flash drive. If you plan to attend, please bring a written outline of your...
International Paper Hiring Event March 23-25

International Paper Hiring Event

March 23 - 25, 2023 | 9:00am - 5:00pm - Are you looking for a job with a company committed to building a better future? Join International Paper's hiring event at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. Meet the team and learn more about our company! We are...

Quick Reference Contact Guide

Many agencies around Haywood County are working hard to provide as many resources as possible for those in our community that are affected by the mill closure.

For a quick reference of those organizations and contact information, please view this comprehensive brochure.

Quick Reference Flyer

Informational Updates

What is a WARN Notice?

A federal law, the WARN Act, governs the process for filing a notice. The act seeks to protect workers, their families, and their communities by requiring employers to provide 60 days’ advance notice of certain plant closings and mass layoffs. Businesses that employ at least 100 workers, excluding...

Press Release: Response to Canton Paper Mill Closure

Response to Canton paper mill closure For Immediate Release: March 7, 2023 Joint Press Release: Response to Canton paper mill closure As our hearts and minds reel with the news that Pactiv-Evergreen intends to close the paper mill in Canton, we grieve together as a community. Haywood County has...
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