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Gildan accepting applications at job fair in Mocksville

Davidson County Community College

MOCKSVILLE — The Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College and the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board will offer a job fair on Friday, Dec. 5 to fill available jobs for the new Gildan Yarns facility in Mocksville. Gildan will accept applications from noon to 7 p.m. at the Davie Campus Administration Building for the 90 positions to be filled between now and January.

The Davie Campus is located at 1205 Salisbury Road in Mocksville.

Gildan is creating 350 total jobs in Davie County and seeks skilled workers for positions in industrial maintenance ad industrial HVAC, as well as experienced textile workers. Specific job titles include card room shift technicians, drawer/comber technicians, electronic technicians, HVAC technicians, roving technicians, spin overhauler technicians, winder technicians, lab technicians and textile operators.

Technicians should be mechanically inclined and possess good troubleshooting skills to identify, analyze and correct breakdowns. Previous maintenance experience is preferred. Candidates must be able to work 12-hour shifts, days or nights.

In addition to co-sponsoring the job fair, DCCC is developing customized training for Gildan in areas from leadership and supervisory skills to safety procedures and computer skills. The college will also work with Gildan to support specialized training specific to their equipment and operations.

“Through development of this customized training, DCCC is fulfilling part of our mission to help our community members enhance their quality of life,” says Teresa Kines, dean, Davie Campus. “We hope that those who attend will also see the benefits of continuing their education at DCCC in one of our manufacturing programs.”

Gildan Yarns is a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery and shapewear. The Mocksville spinning facility will support the company’s domestic and international sales.

 

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