Teresa Blair, mine personnel manager for Perry County Coal, said the company typically schedules two or three red hat classes a year.
It's no surprise that there is such competition for this opportunity to get into the coal industry, she
"We pay very well and have an excellent fringe benefits package, so people want to work here," she
said the help of the JobSight partnership
was invaluable in getting applicants for the red hat
program processed at the job fair.
The JobSight partners
involved included the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, Kentucky Basic Adult Education, and L.K.L.P.
"I can't brag on them enough," she
said of the JobSight
staff, explaining that they went "above and beyond" to help meet her
company's needs, including following its guidelines to the letter about special requirements like the company's affirmative action policy.
provided a valuable service because "there's no possible way" that her
company's human resources department could have handled such a large and quick influx of applicants on its own.
"They provide a service that I would hate to try to do without," she