Stimulus cash spurs SRS employment rush

Sixth District Congressman James Clyburn says hiring is underway for hundreds of jobs in a variety of fields being made available at Savannah River Site.  Clyburn has secured $1.6 billion in stimulus funds to pay for  clean-up projects at the site.  Clyburn, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President Chuck Munns and representatives of SRS will hold a briefing with stakeholders at the Midlands Technical College’s Northeast campus Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. Monday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m., persons are invited to the campus for a job fair to apply for positions at SRS. Clyburn says he would prefer that the jobs go to South Carolinians.
“The nuclear community is not as sophisticated throughout South Carolina as it is in other places and we’re kind of afraid that these jobs will be out there in the marketplace and people will start claiming them who aren’t necessarily South Carolinians. We want to make sure that the word gets out that this is going on because we are talking about literally hundreds of jobs.”
Clyburn says jobs are available in a variety of fields and professions. “Various types of engineers are needed including mechanical engineers(and) electrical engineers. In other fields jobs are open at SRS for Senior nurses, primary care nurses, buyers, trainers, security people, fire protection people, software writers. It runs the gamut.”
Savannah River Site spokesperson Paivi Nettamo says persons interested in employment at SRS should bring their updated resumes with them to the job fair. “We’ll have human resource representatives and staff augmentation vendors there to collect the resumes, answer questions, and provide additional information about the types of jobs available at the Savannah River Site.”
Nattamo says hiring for a number of positions is occurring  now, while other hirings will made weekly over the next several months.
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