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Apr 24, 2014 7:50 AM by Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahKRIS

New Jobs Coming to Coastal Bend

CORPUS CHRISTI - If you're looking for a job, here's some good news. More jobs are coming to the coastal bend, thanks to a historic investment by an Austrian company.

The company is called Voestalpine, and they're already the largest employer in Austria. Now, they're bringing all that opportunity to the coastal bend.

The company just broke ground on its new plant on the La Quinta ship channel. They'll be offering more than 150 high-paying positions, and over one thousand construction jobs. The company's CEO Wolfgang Eder said it's an almost $800-million dollar investment.

"It's a matter of fact, that it is the largest international investment that we are making," said Eder. "It's the largest investment of an Austrian company here in the U.S."

An investment that many say will be a game-changer for Corpus Christi's unemployed. Eder said for every one open job, another four will be created.

This is definitely a big move for the coastal bend region," said Workforce Solutions spokesperson Monika De La Garza. "Especially affecting people that have not worked in a while, or were laid off. If people are thinking about some type of career change, now is the time."

Many open job positions are already available online, and you can find those here.

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