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Bluestone Coal to hire 250 workers

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Bluestone Coal Company is looking to hire additional workers at its mines across southern West Virginia.

In a news release issued Thursday, the company is planning to hire 250 electricians, equipment operators, mechanics, and truck drivers."

"We need both surface and deep mine workers," says company CEO Jay Justice.

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BECKLEY, W.Va. – Bluestone Coal is hiring 250 additional workers, adding to its staff and providing high paying jobs at its mines across southern West Virginia.

It has been a long road back since Russian companies bought and then closed the highest quality low- and mid-volume producer in the world. The Russians were leaving West Virginia, the vendors, UMWA retirees and reclamation liabilities high and dry when the Justice family repurchased Bluestone in an effort to prevent the inevitable disaster from occurring.

Proudly today, Bluestone is now producing at a level that requires additional workers, and the company is excited to put West Virginians back to work.

“We need both surface and deep mine workers,” said Jay Justice. “All positions, ranging from foremen to mechanics, electricians, truck drivers and all types of equipment operators will be put to work as soon as possible.”

A variety of jobs are being offered, with the highest paying wages in the coal sector, along with a newly redesigned bonus program that will help the entire family.

Bluestone has always been a family operation, starting in 1971, and the new bonus program aims to provide incentives to help spouses and children, as well as the Bluestone employee.

“Because of its extremely high-quality coal, Bluestone provides long term job security, even if the market turns down,” said Justice.

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