Up to 7,200 construction workers are needed to build a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to southeast North Carolina.
Job-seekers are invited to Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction Open Houses & Jobs Fairs in Lumberton and Fayetteville on Tuesday.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline project team, local construction trade unions and inspection companies will provide information on training and job opportunities for the project.
The natural gas pipeline is to run 650 miles from West Virginia to eastern Virginia and southeastern North Carolina. Construction is to begin soon and be completed in late 2019. The company says it will need as many as 7,200 construction workers this year and 5,600 next year.
The company needs laborers, truck drivers, heavy equipment operators and welders. It's also hiring 1,360 line inspectors.
Additionally, a flier says the company is looking for subcontractors and local vendors to support the project.
The open house and job fairs are set for:
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Lumberton, 101 Wintergreen Drive.
• 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. in the AIT Festival Hall Auditorium in Fayetteville at 421 Maiden Lane.
Further information is available at atlanticcoastpipeline.com.