(PLAINFIELD) -Duke Energy has scheduled job fairs in six communities to recruit entry-level workers for existing and expected open positions in its Indiana service area. The positions include distribution line workers, transmission line workers, transmission relay workers, and generation station workers.
The company is also promoting these job openings during two employment workshops at the 2014 Indiana Black Expo Employment Opportunity Fair on Thursday, July 17 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center. Duke Energy is the presenting sponsor of this year's Black Expo career fair.
"Many of our Indiana employees plan to retire in 2014 and 2015, which creates open positons that we need to fill," said Melody Birmingham-Byrd, Duke Energy senior vice president for Midwest delivery operations. "These are lucrative employment opportunities that can lead to long-term careers. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion helps us attract and retain the talented employees we need to thrive as a company."
During the job fairs and Black Expo Employment Opportunity Fair workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Duke Energy managers and employees to ask specific questions about the qualification requirements and nature of these jobs.
The job fairs will be held in:
* Terre Haute - Monday, July 21 at the Booker T. Washington Community Center, 1301 South 13th Street, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
* Sellersburg - Tuesday, July 22 at the Ivy Tech Community College, 8204 Highway 311, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
* Kokomo - Tuesday, July 22 at the Ivy Tech Community College, 1500 North Reed Road, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
* Vincennes - Tuesday, July 22 at the Vincennes University student union building, 1101 North Second St., 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
* Bloomington - Wednesday, July 23 at the Bloomington-Monroe County Convention Center, 302 South College Avenue, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
* Columbus - Thursday, July 24 at the Ivy Tech Community College, 4475 Central Avenue, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide about 7,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 800,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state's largest electric supplier.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.
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