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Job fairs

JobFairX is hosting a virtual Durham Job Fair on Monday, March 13, 11am–2pm. More than forty local companies will be seeking job applicants during this online event. Click here for more info and to register.

The Small Business Transportation Resource Center will host Life in the Fast LANE: Highway Project Overviews with Lane Construction on Wednesday, March 15, 9–11am, at Durham Tech (1637 E Lawson St, MC 10-114 Barbara Baker Conference Room). As construction continues on Hwys I-40 and I-440, opportunities are available in these areas: paving, traffic control, trucking/hauling, seeding and mulching, utility relocation (sewer/pipe), rebar, guiderail/guardrail, steelwork, and masonry. Click here for more info and to reserve your spot.

The City of Durham will host a Job Fair on Monday, March 20, 1–6pm, at the Durham Convention Center (301 W Morgan St). The City is looking to hire 911 call takers, recruits for the Durham Police and Fire departments, operations (street maintenance, mechanics, heavy-equipment operators, groundskeepers), administrative staff, engineers, and more. Be sure to take copies of your resumé; some candidates will get interviews on the spot and computers will be available to help you submit your application(s). To get a sneak peek at all of the job openings, click here. Spanish-speakers are also encouraged to apply, and bilingual staff will be there to assist. 

Opportunities

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) is looking to hire adults who enjoy working with kids ages 5 to 12, for their After School, Intersession, Fun Day, and Summer Camp programs. They’ll be expected to help with homework and lead games, arts and crafts, and special projects. After School hours are 2:30–6pm; Intersession, Fun Day, and Summer Camp hours are 7:30am–6pm. Here are the open positions:

  • Senior program assistant—part time, up to 25 hours/week, $18.53/hour (no benefits)

  • Program assistant—part time, up to 25 hours/week, $17.40/hour (no benefits)

  • Bus driver—part time, up to 25 hours/week, $19.73 (no benefits).

Click here for more info and to put in your application.

DPR is also looking to hire an historic site interpreter for its Cultural Heritage Unit. The ideal candidate will be familiar with local and state history, be comfortable with public speaking or leading tours, and should enjoy storytelling and teaching. This is a part-time weekend job, 10 hours/week at West Point on the Eno (5101 N Roxboro St). The pay is $15.92/hour (no benefits). DPR also needs to hire a program assistant, who will also work at West Point on the Eno. This person will have similar duties to those of the historic interpreter, but will work 19 hours/week on weekdays and Saturdays or Sundays at a rate of $17.40/hour (no benefits). Write to cassandra.bennett@durhamnc.gov or caitlin.avinger@durhamnc.gov for more info.

DPR has openings for those who’d like to work in the DPR Aquatics program, either at the Edison Johnson (500 W Murray Ave) or Campus Hills (2000 S Alston Ave) indoor pools. Here are the open positions:

  • Water safety instructor—part time, $17.99–20.25/hour (no benefits)

  • Senior lifeguard—part time, $19.16–21.56/hour (no benefits).

Click here for more info and to put in your application.

GoDurham is looking to hire bus operators (applicants must be at least age 21 with a class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit. They also need data specialists to help in the areas of planning and scheduling. Click here for more info, to watch a promotional video, and to put in your application.

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

click to search

Whole Foods (grocery store)

621 Broad St

click to search

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