Posted: Oct 20, 2012 12:30 PM by Associated Press
CONVENT, La. - Nucor Corp. will start taking applications Monday for 150 jobs at the direct reduced iron plant it's building in St. James Parish.
The steelmaker, based in Charlotte, N.C., says an online questionnaire to start screening applicants will be available from Monday through Nov. 2 at www.nucorjobslouisiana.com
The questions are meant to identify people interested in hourly production jobs. The company said that workers in those positions can make up to $75,000 a year with performance bonuses.
The $750 million first phase of the plant is expected to hire 150 people by year's end. Production is supposed to begin in mid-2013. The plant will take iron ore and refine it into a raw material for steelmaking.
The company plans up to five phases, which would create 1,250 jobs.