Hundreds Looking for Work

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LOCK HAVEN -- Hundreds of job seekers turned out for a career fair in Clinton County, and many of them had one new company in their sights.

More than 300 people came through the door. That's a record for the career link office.

More than half of those people wanted to know more about opportunities with Baker Hughes, an oil and gas company that's hiring.

“Pretty much anything for the company, just putting myself out there, hopefully have a good work ethic,” said Robert Reeder of Lock Haven.

Reeder has been out of work nearly a year, and he said his unemployment benefits are running out. So for Reeder, Baker Hughes would be a good fit.

Same goes for Emiley Shaffer of Lamar, who has a job, but lives near the new Baker Hughes facility and said she'd like to find work in the office.

“When I found out it was Baker Hughes, supplier for gas companies, I was like got to get in there,” said Shafer.

According to the contractor, it could be a month before construction is complete on the massive Baker Hughes regional headquarters near Mill Hall. Then the company moves in early next year. They need to employ a number of people. In the past the company said it could be as many as 250 positions, depending on the business climate.

A company representative told job seekers, depending on experience, some positions, like equipment operator, may start in the $16 per hour range.

You can find more information about the company by clicking here.