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Experienced miners seeking job opportunities will have the chance to apply and be interviewed for underground mining jobs with Patriot Coal’s Highland Mine in Western Kentucky at two upcoming job fairs in Hazard and Pikeville.


Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) and the Kentucky Coal Association will host the job fairs on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Kentucky Career Center Perry County JobSight at 412 Roy Campbell Drive in Hazard, and Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Hampton Inn at 831 Hambley Boulevard in Pikeville.


Both events will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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 skilled “black hat” underground miners only through the two events.


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 network. EKCEP provides federally funded jobseeker and employer services in 23 counties in the Appalachian Kentucky coalfields.


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


The program is also creating partnerships with employers and organizations across Kentucky and other states to help miners find and land jobs that allow them to sustain their standard of living and continue to use their skills.


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.


For more information on the Hazard and Pikeville Patriot Coal job fairs, contact EKCEP toll-free at 1-855-HOME-690 (1-855-466-3690). Also visit us online at www.homeeky.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ekcep.


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