Wind Farms Blow in Jobs in Jack/Young County

Many call wind the energy of the future, and in Jack and Young Counties the future starts sooner than later with the building of two new wind farms.

"One is going to be in the Senate Community outside Bryson, and the other one is going to be Bobcat Bluff which is between Windthorst and Archer City," explained Cheryl Groves with Workforce Solutions North Texas.

At the Workforce Solutions Office in Graham, Mortenson Construction (the company tasked with building the Senate wind farm) was looking for workers at a job fair on Friday.

"The wages that they offer will be very competitive for our community," said Groves, "and it will be a nice job for our people that have some skills to go back to work and be able to support their families."

Groves said Mortenson Construction is looking for all types of skill sets including; concrete laborers, carpenters, heavy equipment operators, and truck drivers.

Howard Sparks was one of the almost 100 people who applied for a position

"I've never actually been to  job fair before," said Sparks, "and my son was telling me about it and I thought well it's at least something to do and hopefully I'll get some employment."

Construction on the two projects is expected to last for about a year, and will start April first.

"Not only will this help the City of Graham," said Groves, "but it will help the City of Bryson, Jacksboro, Windthorst, Archer City, Olney, all these areas in the Young and Jack county areas will be able to benefit from this project."

A possible economic windfall, helping Texoma towns plan for the future.

If you're interested in applying for a position building the wind farms, call Workforce Solutions.

Contact information can be found by clicking here or following the link below.

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