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Nucor employment goals include hiring more women and working with recovery programs


APPLE GROVE, W.Va. — Nucor Steel West Virginia Vice President and General Manager John Farris says he’s heard about the challenges facing the state’s workforce but he says he has no doubt the large steelmaker will be able to fill the 800 permanent jobs that will be created with the completion of the $3 billion sheet steel plant to be under construction soon in Mason County.

Farris said one of the goals is to target more women for employment.

“We’re currently putting together an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) to have on-site child care,” Farris said this week on MetroNews “Talkline.” “At the premise of that is we want to encourage more women to choose steelmaking as a career and obviously that’s (on-site child care) going to appeal to families at large.”

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