Job fair organized for those displaced by mine closures

HENDERSON, Ky. - Employers from around the region who have job openings that could be filled by workers affected by the closing of Patriot Coal mines in Union County are urged to participate in a job fair set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 29 in the Sandy Lee Watkins Lab at Henderson Community College's Sullivan Technology Center.

There is no charge to have a table at the fair, and all the former employees from Patriot's Dodge Hill and Highland mines, as well as former employees of support businesses impacted by the shutdowns, will be encouraged to attend.

"Patriot's workforce in Western Kentucky includes some of the finest, most-skilled folks in our region, and I know other firms in our area could use their services," Kyndle CEO Brad Schneider said. "The mine closures are a dark cloud, but a silver lining could be the hiring of these talented people with other local companies."

In addition to companies looking for new workers, education, training and social service and entrepreneurship support agencies are also welcome to have tables at the fair. 

To reserve a table, or for more information, contact Kyndle Economic Development Coordinator, John Mathias at (270) 826-7505 or

The fair is a joint effort of Kyndle, the Green River Area Development District, Union County First, Henderson Community College Workforce Solutions, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet, the Murray State Small Business Development Center and the Northwest Kentucky Training Consortium.


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Kyndle would like to thank The Gleaner and Union County First for the use of images throughout this site.