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North Carolina Ferry Division hiring for a range of jobs from general utility worker to experienced boat captains

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The North Carolina Ferry Division is hosting four career events to find qualified applicants to staff its ferries, terminals and shipyard.

The North Carolina Ferry Division is hosting four career events to find qualified applicants to staff its ferries, terminals and shipyard.

State Ferry Division Director Harold Thomas said they want to show potential applicants that there is a wide range of career opportunities beyond piloting boats, including trades like welders, electricians, pipefitters and painters.

Applications will be accepted for temporary and full-time positions at all experience levels, from general utility worker to experienced boat captains.

The career events will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Feb. 2: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brunswick County Career Center, 5300-7 Main St., Shallotte.
  • Feb. 16: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Shipyard tour and career event, 8550 Shipyard Road, Manns Harbor. This event is specific to shipyard-based employment and people can attend by registration only.
  • Feb. 20: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., NC Works Career Center, 3813 Arendell St., Morehead City.
  • Feb. 28: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hatteras Community Center, 57689 Highway 12, Hatteras.

Applications will be accepted for temporary and full-time positions at all experience levels, from general utility worker to experienced boat captains.

People interested in attending one of the career events should bring resumes and supporting documents. Those interested in attending the event at the Ferry’s Shipyard in Manns Harbor should contact the division’s Human Resources Program Director Lori Sanderlin at lssanderlin@ncdot.gov to register.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.