Two southwest Virginia localities are vying for a proposed Hydroelectric pumped storage facility in their county. And for good reason. A recent study shows the project could result in more than 300 milion dollars in investments to the region and would create thousands of jobs during the construction phase. Tazewell and Russell Counties are both being evaluated by Dominion Energy as potential sites for the water pumped electricity producing facility. Its estimated the infrastructure investment alone could reach two billion dollars and would bring in twelve million dollars a year in county taxes.
PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Patriot Bioenergy Cooperation, in Pike County, is converting old mining sites to farm land. On these properties, they plan to build greenhouses to grow hemp. Developers shared that this will bring more jobs and new industry to the area.
Hemp is known for it's many uses.
"Lotions, soaps, food products," Roger Ford, CEO of Patriot Bioenergy Cooperation, said. "There's a lot of applications for those."
The company has processed hemp at their Shelbiana facility for months. Now, the company will expand and break ground to make greenhouses on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Developers stated they believe the hemp industry is a great opportunity for eastern Kentucky.
"Obviously this part of the state is a rural area, there's lots of available space we believe, for people to grow, for us to grow," Ford said.
Patriot Bioenergy is hoping to turn old mine fields into new integrated energy facilities. The company will need farmers, lab technicians and other workers to make this plan work.
"We're trying to hire displaced coal miners and veterans," Ford said.
The new venture has the community hopeful.
"Just the chance for some of our people to get back to work, I mean, the jobs around here have really faded around here the last little bit," B.J. Fuller, Pike County resident, said.
The company said they hope to create nearly 50 new jobs in the next year and a half to two years.
Time: 3:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cove Ridge Center
Description: Are you looking for a seasonal Job? Do you like the outdoors? If you said yes to either question, then you should come to our Job Fair.
Natural Tunnel is looking for friendly, dependable, hardworking, individuals to be a part of the "Tunnel Team" for the summer of 2017. A variety of positions are available. Speak to park rangers about specific jobs, ask questions about jobs, and fill out an application. Start your future with Natural Tunnel State Park.
During the Job Fair individuals will receive a State of Virginia Application and a description of positions available.
Tell your friends, family, neighbors, church members, anyone you know to stop by, too.
Hundreds of Local Positions to Support Healthcare Industry; Job Fairs to Be Held on October 5 and 6
DENVER, Oct. 4, 2016 – TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), a leading provider of customer experience, engagement and growth solutions, today will host a Grand Opening of its new customer experience center in Weber City, Virginia. The ribbon-cutting event marks the ninth new customer experience center to be opened in the last three years and continues to affirm TeleTech’s commitment to providing employment opportunities throughout the U.S.
The new center supports a leading healthcare insurance company and will create up to 300 jobs over time within the Scott County community. TeleTech is actively hiring customer experience representatives, team leaders, trainers, recruiters, technical assistance and IT specialists, operations managers and facilities staff. Job fair events will be held on October 5 and 6 as well as October 12 and 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Weber City site located at 1153 U.S. Highway 23 South for interested candidates to learn more about opportunities for employment.
“TeleTech’s decision to expand in Virginia was a natural choice given its outstanding labor force, strong local partnerships, and availability of workforce training,” said Mike Stefanski, vice president, Government Relations at TeleTech. “We are thrilled to have found such great talent and partners in Weber City who will help us grow our business operations and we look forward to becoming an integral part of the community.
“As the job market expands in Scott County, the economy will improve. Welcoming TeleTech here is just the beginning of many opportunities now and in the future, for the folks in our county and the surrounding localities,” said Danny Mann, chairman, Scott County Board of Supervisors. “TeleTech will be a good partner in the community as we seek and encourage other businesses to locate on the Riverside property.”
TeleTech has been a global pioneer in the customer experience industry for more than thirty years. Its technology-enabled services platform delivers a seamless customer experience across all channels and phases of the customer lifecycle to build customer loyalty and increase lifetime value. For more information about TeleTech and to apply to work at the new Weber City center, please visit teletechjobs.com.
TeleTech is a leading global provider of customer experience, engagement and growth solutions. Founded in 1982, the Company helps its clients acquire, retain and grow profitable customer relationships. Using customer-centric strategy, technology, processes and operations, TeleTech partners with business leadership across marketing, sales and customer care to design and deliver a simple, more human customer experience across every interaction channel. Servicing over 80 countries, TeleTech’s 41,500 employees live by a set of customer-focused values that guide relationships with clients, their customers, and each other. To learn more about how TeleTech is bringing humanity to the customer experience, visit TeleTech.com.
If you're looking for work, you may want to head to Erwin, Tennessee Today
The American Job Center on South Main St. is holding a career fair from 1 to 3 p.m.
More than a-half-dozen employers as well as representatives from Northeast State Community College will be on hand.
Others will be on hand to help you find the right job or help with tuition if you're looking to go to school. You should bring your resume if you plan to attend.
Neighborhood Hospitality Group of Pikeville will host a job fair fair to hire for all positions (managers, asst. managers, servers, cooks, host, hostesses and more for the new Golden Corral restaurant in Pikeville. The job fair will be held at the Brookshire Inn & Suites (located beside Burger King and the Public Library near Lowe's in Pikeville) August 24th from 8 AM until 5 PM. Come Prepared to interview! GOLDEN CORRAL IS NOW HIRING FOR ALL POSITIONS!
Big Stone Gap – Months prior to Frontier Secure’s announcement of locating a customer care center in Wise County, Mountain Empire Community College was working behind the scene to make sure the company would have a skilled workforce in place by their August opening.
Based on conversations during Frontier’s initial visits to the area, MECC has developed a training program focusing on the skills Frontier needs as they look to hire at least 500 employees in the next year.
Sixty students enrolled in the two training sessions offered at MECC this summer, with a number of those students already hired by Frontier.
MECC will hold a third Information/Orientation session for the training program on Monday, August 8 at 6 p.m. in Phillips-Taylor Hall Room 218. Classes will begin the week of August 22. The orientation session will provide information on the coursework and career opportunities associated with completion of the classes.
“We are excited about our partnership with Frontier,” said MECC Assistant Dean of Business and Technology Fran Doyle. “Students who participate in the training are guaranteed an interview with Frontier. As the company continues to hire, MECC will be there to prepare students for these skilled, good-paying jobs in our region.”
Students who participate in the QuickBooks training will complete four, three-credit classes at MECC. The training includes Accounting 115, a basic accounting class that covers accounting terminology allowing students to gain a basic understanding of financial statements. In Accounting 215, students will engage in hands-on learning opportunities with Quick Books, creating their own company and entering various transactions. Students will then complete Accounting 124, providing experience performing payroll in QuickBooks.
Finally, students will complete Marketing 260 -- Customer Service Management. Doyle said MECC worked directly with Frontier to develop the course content which focuses on providing quality customer service with every interaction.
“We certainly hope to continue the partnership beyond job recruitment,” added Doyle. “Frontier encourages their employees to complete at least a two-year degree. We hope to provide on-site training to assist their employees with obtaining an associate degree.”
Scholarships and financial aid may be available to students interested in enrolling in the QuickBooks Training Session. For more information or to register, contact Fran Doyle at 276.523.2400 ext. 313 or by email at email@example.com.
More than 200 jobs could be coming to eastern Kentucky if a proposal for a prison nursing home moves forward.
The Floyd County Fiscal Court backed the decision, voting unanimously in support for the project.
The skilled nursing facility would cater to ill, end-of-life inmates.
"We're looking at a possibility of a $5 million payroll based on 1.5 people working for every one bed," Floyd County Judge Executive Ben Hale told WSAZ TV.
Prisoners with serious medical issues will be placed as parolees in the facility, where a skilled nursing staff can care for them around the clock.
Hales says 24/7 care for end-of-life prisoners is a heavy cost burden for the state.
"Even though they could be paroled, they could have families that aren't wanting them, don't want the expense of taking care of end of life care and it still falls back on the state at that point," Hales said.
Prisoners must meet specific criteria outlined by Social Security -- then medical bills will be paid through Medicaid and Medicare.
Prisoners from across the state of Kentucky would be eligible for the facility.
Officials reiterated that those in the facility would not be a danger to the community. The ill prisoners are bedridden and some can't feed or walk by themselves.
Community members say they can get behind the project, if it means good jobs for the area.
"I think it'll be a good idea," Lakisha Ousley said. "And that'll be more money coming in for everybody else."
The facility would be the second of its kind in the country. A prison nursing home is set to open this fall in Georgia.
The project would require a $7 million to $9 million investment by a private company.
On Wednesday July 20th from 10 A.M-3 P.M. There will be a job fair at the Pike County Public Library on 126 Lee Avenue in Pikeville KY. Rogers Group Inc., a highway construction company based in Nashville, TN., will participate in a job fair on Wednesday. The company is seeking to fill several positions for road construction project in Louisville and central Tennessee. Workers with experience could make up to 18 dollars an hour. Relocation for these potions will be a requirement. Job seekers are asked to bring a valid driver’s license, up- to- date resume and a social security card to the job fair. For more information contact the Kentucky Career Center Jobsite at 606-433-7721