How to become a coal miner? Is Armstr...

How to become a coal miner? Is Armstrong hiring?

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Owensboro, KY

#1 Apr 23, 2012
If you are an inexperienced coal miner how do you go about getting a job? I have put in a million resumes IN PERSON and turned in about 3 apps through the career center.

Also, does anyone know if Armstrong is hiring inexperienced coal miners yet?

Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
coal miners girlfriend

Hartford, KY

#2 Apr 24, 2012
Oxford mines shut down, an so is freedom mines in Henderson, an for an inexperienced coal miner it will be a lot harder for u to get a job. Cause all the experienced coal miners r getting jobs.. it took my boyfriend a year to get on at the mines with good pull...
But wish u luck at getting one tho, if I was u try Ken America, I heard Armstrong wasn't hiring right now.
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Owensboro, KY

#3 Apr 24, 2012
Thanks alot. I knew about Oxford and Freedom. I havent tried as hard for KenAmerica because its a pretty good drive. I live in Centertown hoping to get to the closest mine. Hopfully I get a job soon. Thanks again!
dumb

Benton, KY

#4 Apr 24, 2012
more like how much you pay, or who you no. but it shouldnt be like that. everyone should have a fair chance.. screw armsrtong coal and everyone working thier
Chicken

Madisonville, KY

#5 Apr 24, 2012
Perdue is hiring. Not the mines but it's a job :/
JJ

Washington, DC

#6 Apr 24, 2012
dumb wrote:
more like how much you pay, or who you no. but it shouldnt be like that. everyone should have a fair chance.. screw armsrtong coal and everyone working thier
Just because you can't get a job for Armstrong , doesn't mean you should run your mouth about it or the people that work there.
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Owensboro, KY

#7 Apr 24, 2012
Perdue income wont support my family of 4 and bills :( sucks.

Armstrong has some pretty cool guys that work there. I would really like to have a job there someday.
coal miners girlfriend

Hartford, KY

#8 Apr 25, 2012
Freedom mines was a good paying job, u got paid every week. My bf was bringing home bout 1200 ever week, it really sucks that there shutting down.. Kronos or how ever u spell it.lol, is suppose to be a good mines to go to... That's where my bf is trying or KenAmerica.
Then again I wish u Luck at getting one.. its very hard. Once u do get in the mines, its a great thing.. good insurance, good pay, an everything.. u just have to work hard,
coal miners wife

United States

#9 Apr 25, 2012
u need to check out GMS in madisonville.. They will hire inexp. miners but u'll have to travel for a while.. They pay travel expences.. My husband started with them, it sucked having him gone all week but it got him the hours so he could hired somewhere else.. Most men are headed for highland from freedom.. Ken america isnt real reliable.. They laid off everyone without even a notice.. Just up and called one day and said dont come until further notice.. They didnt call for over a yr.. And of course he was working elsewhere..
bob

United States

#10 Apr 25, 2012
A job there is better than no job. People that work make money and atleast try to support there kids.
Question wrote:
Perdue income wont support my family of 4 and bills :( sucks.
Armstrong has some pretty cool guys that work there. I would really like to have a job there someday.
coal miners girlfriend

Hartford, KY

#11 Apr 26, 2012
Highland only has 4 more years or less of coal, there gonna be shutting down soon,
coal miners wife

United States

#12 Apr 26, 2012
coal miners girlfriend wrote:
Highland only has 4 more years or less of coal, there gonna be shutting down soon,
I wouldnt doubt that.. Esp since they shut the sister mine down.. Hopin he gets something closer to home before that happens
Coal miners Daughter

Versailles, KY

#13 Apr 30, 2012
coal miners wife wrote:
u need to check out GMS in madisonville.. They will hire inexp. miners but u'll have to travel for a while.. They pay travel expences.. My husband started with them, it sucked having him gone all week but it got him the hours so he could hired somewhere else.. Most men are headed for highland from freedom.. Ken america isnt real reliable.. They laid off everyone without even a notice.. Just up and called one day and said dont come until further notice.. They didnt call for over a yr.. And of course he was working elsewhere..
Star mines just bought GMS out...Sorry.
coal miners girlfriend

Hartford, KY

#14 Apr 30, 2012
Star builders is the same thing as GMS, they do the same stuff as GMS...
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Owensboro, KY

#15 May 6, 2012
bob wrote:
A job there is better than no job. People that work make money and atleast try to support there kids.
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I got unemployment but I get more on unemployment than I would at DSSA and stuff like that. I support my kids just fine bud.

Thanks everybody else for the mature comments I really do appreciate the help.
coal miners girlfriend

United States

#16 May 7, 2012
Try the star builders, u start out as a temporary, but if u show them that ur a good worker then the will hire u.. I know a lot of people that went thru it. An got hired. It's really easy work. U start out at like 16 something a hour I think. An when u get ur 45 days in u get a raise... But if u try going to the mines right now u won't get on.. there only hiring experienced from where freedom an oxford shut down..... But good luck.
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Owensboro, KY

#17 May 7, 2012
coal miners girlfriend wrote:
Try the star builders, u start out as a temporary, but if u show them that ur a good worker then the will hire u.. I know a lot of people that went thru it. An got hired. It's really easy work. U start out at like 16 something a hour I think. An when u get ur 45 days in u get a raise... But if u try going to the mines right now u won't get on.. there only hiring experienced from where freedom an oxford shut down..... But good luck.
Alright thanks I will try that.
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Owensboro, KY

#18 May 7, 2012
coal miners girlfriend wrote:
Try the star builders, u start out as a temporary, but if u show them that ur a good worker then the will hire u.. I know a lot of people that went thru it. An got hired. It's really easy work. U start out at like 16 something a hour I think. An when u get ur 45 days in u get a raise... But if u try going to the mines right now u won't get on.. there only hiring experienced from where freedom an oxford shut down..... But good luck.
Also, where is star builders located?
coal miners girlfriend

Hartford, KY

#19 May 7, 2012
It's located in madisionville. U go around to diff mines an work for them. U do outby work.. witch is, u clean up where there done cutting coal at, u pick up all there tools an stuff they left an everything. U find all kinds of cool stuff. An its easy work.. they reclaim everything they left behind... My bf found all kinds of shells an other cool stuff. An found fossils of animals... Pretty neat....

Since: Aug 11

United States

#20 May 10, 2012
Good luck with ur job search. My husband tried for mine jobs a few years back when the career center was making a big fuss over it went to Madisonville for certficates and training but still no luck. He ended up at Perdue and I totally agree..you can't support a family on it. Anyway he now drives from Hartford to Tell City to work at Thyssenkrupp Wapauca..and has for two years now..they are hiring and the medical is great! You get paid holidays, bonuses, spring and christmas. Things that suck is you can never guess ur pay for the wk so budgeting is hard and the pay is base but incentive decides your take home..ex base 11$ incentive 19$ which is decided by piece work and percentage you put out. And you only get every other wkend off plus first shift is for seniority only. So if you can grind go for it! Make sure u have a small car too...lol ohh and dont do temp which is wgs go straight to wapauca! Best wishes!

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