A little over a year after Caterpillar Inc. chose Las Colinas as the home for its new Electric Power division, the company has affixed its name atop the West Tower of Williams Square, but it has plenty of empty desks inside.
There’s no “Help Wanted” sign hanging in the window of the prominent office tower, but there might as well be.
About 100 people are based out of the Irving office now and more than 50 Dallas-Fort Worth corporate jobs are posted on Caterpillar’s career listings, Jason Kaiser, Caterpillar’s Electric Power division vice president, said on an office tour Wednesday for community leaders and members of the media.
“Our electric power business is a very important business within Caterpillar,” he said. “It has a growing role within Caterpillar moving forward. We’re super excited to be here in DFW and in Irving-Las Colinas.”
Texas, and Irving in particular, were chosen to house the new division because it’s home to a highly skilled workforce and provides global access to Caterpillar’s customers and dealers with centralized proximity to DFW International Airport and Love Field, Kaiser said.
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