Whitesburg KY

Job fair planned

Experienced miners will have the opportunity to apply and be interviewed for underground mining jobs with Patriot Coal’s Highland Mine in western Kentucky at an upcoming job fair in Hazard.

Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) and the Kentucky Coal Association (KCA) will host the job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Kentucky Career Center JobSight, 412 Roy Campbell Drive, in Hazard.

Patriot officials will be on hand to accept resumes from miners and discuss underground mining job opportunities available at their Highland Mine in western Kentucky. The company is seeking only skilled “black hat” underground miners through the job fair.

All applicants should bring copies of their resume and mine certifications.

H.O.M.E. is a service of Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) in conjunction with the Kentucky Career Center JobSight network. EKCEP provides federally funded jobseeker and employer services in 23 counties in the Appalachian Kentucky coalfields.

H.O.M.E. helps out-ofwork miners discover their skills, determine new career options, covers costs for them to enter classroom training, and helps place them into subsidized onthe job training positions with area employers.

The program is funded through a $5.2 million National Emergency Grant (NEG) from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

More than 350 miners attended previous H.O.M.E. and KCA job fairs for Patriot Coal held in Hazard, Pikeville, and Harlan.

For more information, contact EKCEP toll-free at 1-855-HOME-690 (1-855- 466-3690). Also visit www.homeeky.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/ ekcep.

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