Twin Pines Minerals Hosts Job Fair in Folkston
Company is seeking local citizens to fill the initial 100-plus positions created by mining project in Charlton County
Folkston, Ga. (September 13, 2019) – Twin Pines Minerals (TPM) is investing $300 million in Charlton County for a titanium and zirconium mining project that will provide a tremendous economic boost for the local community. Aside from nearly doubling the county’s annual tax revenues, the project will create approximately 400 full-time, good-paying, long-term employment opportunities.
TPM is looking to fill some positions as quickly as possible and held a job fair in Folkston on September 12 where more than 75 citizens submitted applications and/or obtained applications for others. The company is in the process of securing the services of new workers who are available for immediate employment and establishing relationships with qualified candidates to fill additional openings as they become available.
The positions to be filled over the course of the project include hourly-based pay averaging $19.00 an hour that, with exceptional benefits, true-up to average about $60,000 per year in compensation. This contrasts sharply with the county’s average total household income of approximately $43,00 per year.
Among job opportunities as the project moves forward are standard labor positions, technical staff, heavy equipment operators, lab technicians, supervisors, managers and administrative personnel.
“We have positions available for skilled and unskilled workers with different levels of education and work histories,” said Steve Ingle, president of Twin Pines Minerals. “If you have a good work ethic and want a job, we’ll put your work.
“We’ve found some great employees at job fairs just like the one we held in Folkston that have been working on our mining operation in Starke, Florida since it opened,” Ingle continued. “The job fair was our first step tapping into the Charlton County workforce and I am enthused by the turnout and the quality of applicants.”
For more information on the Twin Pines Minerals Charlton County project, visit twinpinesmineralscharlton.com.