Solar Panel Installer Ready to Hire

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The Idaho Department of Labor will be hosting a unique job fair next Wednesday in Mountain Home. A national solar installation company said it's ready to begin building a 30-megawatt alternate energy facility in the Grand View area and it needs approximately 90 laborers and equipment drivers for about four months.

The Labor Department office in Mountain Home will be the site of the Jan. 4 job fair, where Aerotek, a Maryland-based employment agency, will talk to individuals with at least two years of construction experience. General laborers will be paid $10-$12 an hour, skilled laborers will be paid $13-$14 an hour, forklift operators will be paid $15-$18 an hour, and operators of Bobcats, pile drivers and other equipment will be paid $19.50 an hour.

The job fair will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1150 American Legion Blvd. in Mountain Home.