Lexington, Ky. (AP) -- The first 500 unemployed people who show up at a job fair this weekend in Lexington will be given applications for possible railroad construction work, making $25 to $35 an hour.
At a job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. est Saturday at R.J. Corman Railroad Group's Lexington yard, the company will be looking for people to fill various temporary positions.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the jobs include railroad laborer, railroad equipment operators, a cdl truck driver and bridge painter.
Some training will be provided. Workers will make improvements to short line railroads that the Nicholasville-based company owns in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.
The jobs are part of a $17.5 million federal grant awarded last month to the company.
Applicants should bring their driver's license and social security card.
People applying must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
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