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Job fairs

The Durham County Department of Public Health is hosting a Public Health Nursing Job Fair on Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14, 4:30–6:30pm, at the Main Library (300 N Roxboro St, 3rd-floor Conference Room 3214). Learn about available positions at various venues, including schools, and about the generous benefit packages being offered (including medical, dental, and vision insurance; retirement benefits; and up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave). Some positions will pay $6,000 sign-on bonuses. Click here to view available jobs, and feel free to contact Liesl West at lwest@dconc.gov (school nursing), Tonia Luna, at tluna@dconc.gov (maternal health), or Malkia Rayner at mrayner@dconc.gov (communicable diseases) if you have any questions.

The fast-casual eatery Panera will hold a Durham Area Job Fair on Wednesday, June 22, 10am–6pm, at Panera (737 Ninth St). The local restaurants are looking to hire cashiers, salad and sandwich makers, bakers, and catering-team workers, both full- and part-time. Learn about the competitive pay, flexible scheduling, benefits (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, plus 401(k)), and more. Click here to get an advance look at available jobs.

The American Tobacco Campus will host a Job Fair in the Power Plant Building (320 Blackwell St) on Thursday, June 23, 9:30am–2:30pm, and Saturday, June 25, 10am–3pm. They’re looking to hire unarmed security officers and console operators, both full-time and part-time. Candidates who impress will be hired right away, so be ready to agree to CPR and new-hire training if they make an offer. Be sure to dress in business attire and to have a copy of your resumé; you’ll also need to bring an NC Guard license, state-issued ID, Social Security card, and credentials if you’ve taken a CPR course. Click here to get an advance look at the job openings. It’s suggested that you park in the North Deck parking garage (305 W Pettigrew St); parking is free for the first two hours.

Aramark will be holding Job Fairs in their office at North Carolina Central University (500 Nelson St) on Wednesdays, July 29, July 13, and July 20, 10am–3pm. They’re looking to hire food service workers, cooks, general utility workers, and cashiers. Offers will be made on the spot for impressive candidates; text nccuhiring to 63000 to let them know you’re coming.

Opportunities

Durham Parks and Recreation is looking to hire certified lifeguards to join its Aquatics team. Qualifications include having a valid American Red Cross Certificate (Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED) or a certificate by a similar national organization. (If you’re a strong swimmer but not certified as a lifeguard, please note the American Red Cross’s classes listed above.) DPR lifeguards are paid by the hour and the hourly rates range between $17.99 and $21.56. If you need more info, write to DPRaquatics@DurhamNC.gov; click here to apply.

  • If you’d like to become a lifeguard but you’re not yet certified, check out this 3-day class offered by the American Red Cross. You can earn a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED after fulfilling all of the requirements. Click here for more info and to sign up:

    • ​Friday, July 8, 4:30–8:30pm; Saturday, July 9, 9am–5pm; and Sunday, July 10, 9am–5pm at the Orange County Sportsplex in Hillsborough (101 Meadowlands Dr); $175. 

The Durham County Board of Elections is looking to hire precinct officials to help with Election Day activities. Precinct officials are civic-minded registered voters who give instructions and help move folks along when they arrive to cast their votes. After going through training, these seasonal employees pledge to make sure that everything runs smoothly and by the rules. Click here for more info and to set up a day and time for an interview. If you’re chosen to continue, following the interview, you’ll be sent an application packet.

Websites for job-seekers

If you’re looking for work, check these resources, not once, but at least three times a week:

NCWORKS

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City of Durham 

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Durham County 

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State of North Carolina 

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Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

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North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

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AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)—mostly part-time jobs

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Raleigh Craigslist (also serves Durham)

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Jobs listed by a number of staffing agencies

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Individual employers

Amazon (e-commerce retail seller/fulfillment center)

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Aramark (food, facilities, and uniform services)

3 Yadkin St

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Burlington Stores (retail)

1515 N Pointe Dr • 5430 New Hope Commons Dr

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Cintas (corporate uniforms and business services/products)

1003 Twin Creeks Ct

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Duke Health (Duke University Medical Center/Duke Regional Hospital)

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Duke University 

705 Broad St (Duke Human Resources)

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Durham Bulls

409 Blackwell St

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Durham Public Schools

511 Cleveland St

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Durham Technical Community College

1637 E Lawson St, White Bldg, Room 1-160 (Durham Tech Human Resources)

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Eli Lilly (pharmaceutical manufacturer)

manufacturing plant is scheduled to open in 2023 in RTP (off TW Alexander Dr)

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Google (technology and internet provider)

200 Morris St

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Merck (biopharmaceutical manufacturer)

5325 Old Oxford Rd

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North Carolina Central University

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Spectrum (internet and cable TV provider)

5446-A New Hope Commons Dr

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Streets at Southpoint (retail shopping mall)

6910 Fayetteville Rd

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Target (retail superstore)

4037 Hwy 15-501 • 8210 Renaissance Pkwy

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Whole Foods (grocery store)

621 Broad St

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