Nearly 200 jobseekers turned out for a job fair in Harlan County on Friday, March 31, to apply and be interviewed for a number of available surface and underground mining positions at local mine operations.
P&P Construction, a manpower source for underground and surface mining companies, hosted the job fair at the Harlan Community Action Agency last week. The Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) and the Kentucky Career Center JobSight also helped put on the event.
The company was looking to hire multiple jobseekers for both underground and surface mining positions, including general laborers, electricians, equipment operators, and others.
Interested jobseekers filled the room within minutes of the doors opening, numbering at just under 180 registrants once the event had ended that afternoon with 158 of those individuals interviewing for positions that day.
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EKCEP, a nonprofit workforce development agency headquartered in Hazard, Ky., serves the citizens of 23 Appalachian coalfield counties. The agency provides an array of workforce development services, administers the Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) program for dislocated coal miners and their spouses, and is the White House-designated lead organization for the federal TechHire designation for Eastern Kentucky. Learn more about us at http://www.ekcep.org, http://www.jobsight.organd http://www.facebook.com/ekcep.