banner
Business

Caterpillar holds career expo in Cary

Posted April 10, 2012

Map Marker  Find News Near Me

— Caterpillar Inc. was holding a career expo at Wake Technical Community College's western campus on Tuesday.

The event runs until 5:30 p.m. at 3434 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary.

Caterpillar representatives said they have a couple dozen jobs open at their Cary, Clayton and Sanford facilities – full-time, part-time, entry-level and experienced. Job openings include:

  • Manufacturing/production
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Purchasing
  • Engineering
  • Supply chain and more

The event is free and open to the public. Those interested can register online or apply for jobs on Caterpillar's website.

About 100 people were lined up Tuesday morning, hoping to land a job. Pamela Mason, a grandmother of six, said she returned to school to make herself more marketable.

"I've been putting out resumes each and every day online. I know something is going to come to play with me, and I know it is. I just have it in my spirit," she said.

11 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • ctnorris2011 Apr 10, 2012

    My husband just tested with this company and they told him that he was over-qualified. Plus, they are bringing people through to take their entrance exam like someone herds cattle. Perhaps if they would actually hire some people they would not have to waste money on this career fair.

  • Rebelyell55 Apr 10, 2012

    "Why don't they just rehire all the people they just laid off?"

    They may already be considering that. But, some of those people may have moved on to other jobs. Others may mot be qualified for the types of positions they need. If the business needs changed, then they will need people with the skills and education reflecting that.

    Mobile Geek
    April 10, 2012 10:55 a.m.......Dream on, they're just looking to hire cheap. I've seen them hire people who aren't qualified for the position. They just suffer until the person leaves. Or they can lay them off.

  • Rebelyell55 Apr 10, 2012

    LOL, they do someone in their supply chain, the ones they've hired in the past sure don't have clue what they're doing.

  • RWS Apr 10, 2012

    I've been to a few of the Caterpillar facilities. They need to give their current employees more work instead of hiring people. Then they would be able to continue to fund the pensions they promised their retirees instead of cutting continuing to cut their benefits.

  • akelley1 Apr 10, 2012

    It was advertised on the radio. I agree with Mobile Geek. Those layoffs happened and the people have probably moved on. I know some of them personally who took advantage of the situation and went back to school. Caterpillar is a good company with a strong background.

  • ReallyBigYawn Apr 10, 2012

    "Why don't they just rehire all the people they just laid off?"

    Because they would request their old pay back. This way they can hire cheaper!

  • AtALost Apr 10, 2012

    "Make you wonder why they do not post these the day BEFORE, doesn't it?"

    Exactly!!

  • stupidbrainchild Apr 10, 2012

    I know they have plenty of work over there. They keep me busy at my job as a supplier for them.

  • Mobile Geek Apr 10, 2012

    "Why don't they just rehire all the people they just laid off?"

    They may already be considering that. But, some of those people may have moved on to other jobs. Others may mot be qualified for the types of positions they need. If the business needs changed, then they will need people with the skills and education reflecting that.

  • computer trainer Apr 10, 2012

    Make you wonder why they do not post these the day BEFORE, doesn't it?

More...