Date: April 25, 2014
As officials with the Athens Caterpillar plant gear up for hiring another 100 employees, the company has scheduled several information sessions at Athens Technical College’s campuses through the Bridging the Gap to Industry program.
The information sessions, to be held at all four Athens Technical College campuses, will include a short overview about the Caterpillar hiring process, followed by an opportunity to meet Caterpillar employees who work in quality, fabrication, and the assembly department.
Additionally, representatives of Athens Technical College programs providing training that can prepare students for a career at Caterpillar will be on hand to discuss their programs. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes strictly for feedback purposes. Caterpillar representatives will not conduct job interviews or make any job offers during the information sessions.
Caterpillar announced in early April that it would be expanding its workforce at the Athens plant, according to a story in the Athens Banner-Herald/onlineathens.com. The Banner-Herald story reported that the construction equipment manufacturer would be hiring qualified welders and assemblers, as well as some workers for “quality positions.” Applicants must submit resumes and job applications through the company’s website at www.caterpillar.com/careers.
Filling another 100 jobs will expand the number of workers at the Athens Caterpillar plant to 500, the Athens Banner-Herald story reported. The company expects to hire an additional 200 people by the end of the year.
The information sessions at Athens Technical College campuses will be held as follows: Elbert County — Tuesday, April 15, 1-4 p.m.; Greene County— Wednesday, April 16, 1-4 p.m.; Walton County — Thursday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Athens Campus — Friday, April 25 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To attend any of the information sessions, people must register by visiting the college’s website, clicking on the Caterpillar Information Sessions link located in the upper right corner, and following the instructions.
Photo caption: Caterpillar employees talk with attendees during an information session held at the Athens Technical College Athens Campus in September 2013.
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