In Wisconsin, mining industry specialists are enjoying the benefits of new opportunities around the state. According to TMJ4, skilled mining professionals are finding a wealth of positions available in the state, a trend that could continue as the national economy rebounds from the recession of the late 2000s.
Mike Shiels, a dean at Wisconsin's Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), noted that many students are exploring careers as welders, which are in high demand across the region. While mining professionals once had to look out of state to find positions, more specialists are discovering numerous opportunities available within Wisconsin.
"A lot of people have moved out of the state, because there's not enough jobs here, so [the mining industry's growth is] excellent," WCTC student Gary Kender told the news source.
Additionally, a U.S. consulting firm is seeking coal mining experts for projects in Kentucky and Virginia. The Associated Press notes that the firm, Professional Contracting, has begun searching for miners to fill job vacancies across the two states.
Professional Contracting president Eddie Estep said that his company has already received at least 3,000 applications for mining positions. As more mining companies add to their work teams, these firms could help the country's economy improve quickly.
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