Monday, October 18, 2010

Hemlock job fair in Clarksville draws 400 applicants

CLARKSVILLE — The prospect of a new job at the $1.2 billion Hemlock Semiconductor drew about 400 potential applicants from multiple states, even though the facility won't start hiring for at least a year.
Applicants from Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia arrived in Clarksville on Thursday to pursue one of what is expected to be about 500 jobs at the plant, which is under construction.

The Kentucky New Era reports that Hemlock will manufacture polysilicon, which is a key component in solar panels. Production is expected to begin in late 2012, and the company has said it will hire about 500 workers.

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