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07/23/2012

GE has begun hiring and training workers for new manufacturing plants

GE Manufacturing Solutions has begun hiring and training employees for its new mining equipment and locomotive manufacturing operations in far north Fort Worth.

GE officials said Monday they have already hired and trained a handful of manufacturing workers to build electric-drive wheel systems for huge off-road vehicles used in mining.

Many more must be hired and trained before the locomotive manufacturing plant can begin operations in the fourth quarter.

“This has been a very challenging timetable to get a facility” set up and running, said Walter Amaya, the executive overseeing preparations for the two plants.

The Texas Workforce Commission presented a $744,845 check to Tarrant County College to fund job training for 275 GE workers. Training will be provided at TCC’s South campus and at the North Central Texas College welding training lab in Gainesville.

Once trained GE workers starting pay will be $17 an hour. Applications for positions at the two GE plants can only be submitted online at: www.getjobsintexas.com

-Bob Cox

 

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