Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Series of mining job fairs begins in Pikeville

Dozens of laid off miners attended a job fair in Pikeville on yesterday.

'Hiring Our Miners Everyday' along with the Kentucky Coal Association hosted the event for White Oak Resources.

Representatives from White Oak were on hand to take applications for underground jobs available in Illinois.

Officials say while the coal economy is struggling in Eastern Kentucky, they want to help those unemployed find work ... even if it means relocating.

There will be another fair with White Oak on today at the Harlan Center. A third fair will be held on Thursday at the Kentucky Career Center in Hazard. All events start at 10 a.m.