Go getter

Princeton, WV

#1 Aug 2, 2012
ANyone know of ANY coalmines hiring?

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#2 Aug 2, 2012
Go getter wrote:
ANyone know of ANY coalmines hiring?
Thousands of miners are asking the same question. Unfortunately Obama's war on coal is hitting home with the WV mining community. My advice is to try a contract company such as Lightning, Oasis or Mountain Edge. They don't pay very well and their benefits aren't much but at least they will help you get your foot in the door somewhere. Good luck in your search!

“Pissed off underwater tiger.”

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Since: Apr 12

Imitated but never duplicated

#3 Aug 2, 2012
Best of luck in your search, however I would offer the suggestion of turning this lack of available jobs in mines as an opportunity to diversify your work portfolio with relatable skills. It never hurts to expand your versatility, but it can hurt to only be employable in one field.

Also, WV is no longer the coal capital it once was. If your determined to stick with coal it might require you to move to where the work is. Right now your seeing more opportunities out west than in West Virginia. Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, etc. Unfortunately you have to go where the work is.

Again best of luck to you.
Mountaineer

Beckley, WV

#4 Aug 3, 2012
Anon77 wrote: "Unfortunately Obama's war on coal is hitting home with the WV mining community."

What about natural gas's war on coal?
Go getter

Princeton, WV

#5 Aug 3, 2012
THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH !!!
coaler

Ardsley, NY

#6 Aug 3, 2012
Go getter wrote:
ANyone know of ANY coalmines hiring?
Several just got canned because they couldn't pass a drug test down at the mines in deep water near Montgomery. Can't think if the name of it though. You might get one of those positions if you can pass a drug test.
coaler

Ardsley, NY

#7 Aug 3, 2012
Go getter wrote:
ANyone know of ANY coalmines hiring?
I think it's called Walter energy, I think lol. But you might start there. It's 32 miles from Beckley. Good luck!
BoBo

Pineville, WV

#8 Aug 3, 2012
coaler wrote:
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Several just got canned because they couldn't pass a drug test down at the mines in deep water near Montgomery. Can't think if the name of it though. You might get one of those positions if you can pass a drug test.
I know a LOT of miners would get canned if they actually did the drug testing like they should at all of the local mines!
please

Ardsley, NY

#9 Aug 3, 2012
Speed just had a job fair yesterday. Here are a few more. http://www.indeed.com/jobs... that should help
Gogetter

United States

#10 Aug 4, 2012
Thanks for the help guys I will go any an everywhere untill I find something! But yes I can pass a drug test I Am drug an alcohol free!
IDK

Rupert, WV

#11 Aug 6, 2012
This isn't true. A few months ago, a few were fired for failing their drug tests but they it was after that when the mine revamped their schedules and laid off more than 20 people due to production and sales. It's Maple Coal Company, Walter Energy. They are accepting applications and resumes but they aren't on a hiring spree right now.
coaler wrote:
<quoted text>
Several just got canned because they couldn't pass a drug test down at the mines in deep water near Montgomery. Can't think if the name of it though. You might get one of those positions if you can pass a drug test.
IDK

Rupert, WV

#12 Aug 6, 2012
I'm sorry, I mistyped. First, the word "they" shouldn't be after the word "but". Second, they laid off more than 50 people.
Go getter

Princeton, WV

#13 Aug 9, 2012
Once again thanks everyone I have sent out several resumes just hoping to hear from somebody!

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