Peterbilt expansion gets city incentives

Inside the Peterbilt factory in Denton, Texas.

Peterbilt will soon begin a $23 million expansion of its current plant in Denton, now with the help of a tax abatement from the city.

The Denton City Council approved a 70 percent tax abatement for eight years in last night’s meeting, which means the company will get about $822,000 in incentives.

In the presentation, details of the plan and Peterbilt’s expansion were explained by Aimee Bissett, director of economic development for the city.

The expansion comes after the company added 500 jobs in 2014, and so far this year have already added 200. In 2014, their production levels increased 32 percent. When they opened in Denton in 1980, they had just 83 employees. You can read more about Peterbilt’s history in Denton here.

The expansion will add 17,500 square feet to the property to help increase production.

Harvest House looking for help

Harvest House on East Hickory Street in Denton is still under construction.

As new bar and music venue Harvest House is nearing completion, the business is now looking to hire bartenders and baristas.

Set to open in mid-March, the space at 331 East Hickory St. will offer coffee and juices in addition to craft beer, cocktails and live music. More information is in our Dec. 6 story.

Currently, the business is slated to have a grand opening March 13-15, according to their website, and will be open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, and be open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

To apply, send a resume to

You can follow the progress of the business at their Facebook page for more information.

Walmart still hiring at new Cross Roads location

Positions at the new Walmart in Cross Roads are still available.

Interested applicants can stop by from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at the hiring center, 226 Countryside Drive.

Tony Quintero, the store manager for the new location, said the hiring site will remain open until the end of this week.

“After Sept. 3, we will begin hiring at the store,” he said.

In July, Walmart announced the opening of the new store and the need to fill 300 positions.

The new store is expected to open later this fall.

For more information, call 940-365-9187

Direct job link and address for Aldi applicants

Following a number of calls about getting a job at the soon to be Aldi store in Denton, officials with the company shared the following information:

The direct site for job listings is:

The direct link to the application is:

According to Aldi officials, applicants should apply in person at the Denton store located at 1105 S. Loop 288, or from 6 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 3 at the following address:

1585 W. Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75067

100,000 Jobs Mission hiring fair for U.S. military veterans, April 11

JPMorgan Chase and the 100,000 Jobs Mission will host a hiring event for U.S. military veterans, transitioning service members, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 11 at the Dallas Convention Center, Ballroom A, 650 South Griffin Street.

More than 70 employers will be there recruiting military talent seeking to fill over 5,000 jobs in the Dallas area – and over 80,000 jobs nationwide – ranging from entry-level to managerial positions. The companies span a number of industries from technology, energy and retail to financial services, defense and telecommunications, a release said.

The 100,000 Jobs Mission was launched in 2011 by JPMorgan Chase and 10 other companies with the goal to collectively hire at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. In two years, the coalition has grown to 99 companies that have collectively hired more than 51,000 veterans.

Participating companies include:7-Eleven, Inc.; AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems; ACADEMI; AlliedBarton Security Services;; Army & Air Force Exchange Service; AT&T Bank of America; Bell Helicopter; Brink’s Incorporated; Bristol-Myers Squibb; C.R. England Global Transportation; CA Technologies; Century 21 Real Estate LLC; CGI; Cigna; Cisco Systems; City of Fort Worth; Coca-Cola Refreshments; CROSSMARK; DART; Delta Air Lines; Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; DFW International Airport; Dickies; Eaton Corporation – Electrical Division; EMC2; Enterprise Holdings; Expert Global Solutions; First Cash Financial Services, Inc.; First Command Financial Services; First Data; Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold; Frontier Communications; General Motors; Gibbs Realty & Auction Co., Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; HMS; Hyundai Motor America; Intel; International Business Machines; Iron Mountain; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; ManTech International Corporation; McKesson Corporation; NCR; Nielsen; Omni Dallas Hotel; Pitney Bowes; Praxair Inc.; Santander Consumer USA; Schneider National, Inc.; Shell Oil Company; SourceHOV; SRS Distribution; TAMKO Building Products, Inc.; Target; Texas Health Resources; Texas Highway Patrol; Textron Marine & Land Systems; The Kroger Company; UnitedHealth Group; Universal Protection Service; UPMC; US Security Associates, Inc.; Verizon; Waste Management, Inc; and Westower Communications.

Job seekers are encouraged to register and upload their resumes prior to the event so that participating companies can review them and schedule interviews for that day. Many of the recruiting teams are comprised of former military members who can translate military experience into civilian jobs. Business attire is suggested.

Job seekers are encouraged to register online prior to the event at

Kohl’s Denton hosting hiring fair beginning Jan. 12

Kohl’s Department Stores will be hosting a job fair beginning Saturday, Jan. 12 through Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2900 W. University Drive to fill approximately 105 positions, a news release said.

Kohl’s will be opening its Denton store at 2620 W. University Drive in March.

Among the job positions, Kohl’s is looking for register operators, department associates, customer service associates, early a.m. freight unloaders and evening ad set associates. Kohl’s associates receive competitive compensation, benefits and immediate merchandise discounts, the release said.

Job fairs dates and times are listed below:
Saturday, Jan. 12 – 10:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 13 – 10:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 14 – 11:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan.  15 – 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan.  16 – 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Interested applicants need to visit or call 877-639-5645 to schedule an interview and obtain additional information regarding times and location.

Target Distribution Center to host hiring fair Friday

Target will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at their soon to open distribution center located at 3255 Airport Rd.

The company is looking to hire approximately 100 team members. The new distribution center is scheduled to open in March.

During the event, team leaders will conduct interviews with applicants and discuss the company’s team-oriented culture, a press release said.

For employment opportunities, visit

Natural Grocers looking to hire for new Denton store


Colorado-based grocery chain, Natural Grocers, is looking to hire full- and part-time employees for their new location opening at 110 W. University Drive in late January 2013.

The company is offering both full-time and part-time employees competitive pay and a variety of other benefits, including: store credit, employee discounts, birthday bonus pay, training, development, nutrition education opportunities, employee life assistance program and optional 401K savings plan, a press release said.

Full-time employees (30+ hours/week) also receive medical, dental, and vision insurance, flexible savings plans, paid time off, holiday pay, incentive compensation, group life insurance and short-term disability insurance, the release said.

Full and part-time positions currently include:

- Store Manager
- Assistant Manager
- Entry-level department managers
- Nutrition educators
- Cashiers/Retail associates

For a complete list of openings visit,

Read: Natural Grocers to open Denton store

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is looking for a marketing intern

The following is a job description provided by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Position: Marketing Intern / marketing and communications


-Work with Marketing Manager to develop and write press releases
-Assist in basic copy editing, photography and graphic design
-Edit and monitor changes on Girl Scout’s website:
-Assist in developing monthly email blasts
-Assist in developing biographies for Gold Award Recipients
-Facilitate Girl Scouts’ exposure with community print outlets
-Help monitor current council’s social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram)
-Create and develop an easy resource for all PR clippings
-Video editing experience is a plus
-Assist in various other office duties; filing, database management etc.


Strong interest in Marketing/Communications with the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Must have good communication and writing skills and have some basic training in various graphic programs.

15-20 hours a week are preferred and hours and days are flexible.

This is an unpaid internship.

If interested please email your resume and availability to Jennifer Yepez at or call 972.349.2458 for more information.

Positions available for new metal manufacturing plant; hosting hiring event today

NIC Global, a single-source  manufacturer  providing turn-key mechanical and electromechanical assembly, expert sheet metal fabrication, and global sourcing of metal and plastic components, is hosting a hiring event today. The event is taking place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 1434 Centre Place Drive in Denton.

“We provide products to great customers such as Philips, PACCAR (Kenworth & Peterbilt), Siemens, GE, Medtronic, and Leviton to name a few,” said Walter Smart, recruiting and training manager representing the Washington/Tennessee/Ohio/Texas  region in a statement.

The NIC Global office at 2361 North Masch Branch Rd, Suite 523, is the only location for the metal fabrication company in the North Texas area.

Once fully staffed, the company is expected to employ around 50 employees, Smart said .

The company is headquartered in Woodinville Wash., and has manufacturing facilities in Gallatin, Tenn. and Chillicothe, Ohio.

NIC Global is looking for candidates to fill the following positions:

- Assembly Specialists –  First and second shift
- Quality / Engineering Technician
- Truck Drivers – First and second shift
- Shipping / Rec Coordinator
- Planner/Buyer

For complete job descriptions, click here.

For more information, call 615-332-5565.