ExxonMobil, SABIC plastics plant wants to train, hire local workers
Plastics plant artist rendering.
A new initiative has been announced to ensure residents in the Coastal Bend region have opportunities to to work with the upcoming proposed Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project (GCGV). The GCGV project is the ExxonMobil, SABIC plastics manufacturing facility proposed for San Patricio County.
"The GCGV Project will bring thousands of jobs to the area, and we are committed to filling as many of those jobs as we can with local residents," said John Mabry, operations manager for the GCGV Project. "These jobs will often require specialized training and skills, and that's where this new initiative comes in. Hire Smart - Hire Local focuses on connecting local residents with opportunities to work with the project, from construction to operations."
The initiative, Hire Smart - Hire Local, focuses on three key areas: construction jobs, permanent jobs and job training.
The GCGV Project expects to create more than 600 permanent, highly skilled jobs with competitive salaries and good benefits. As a part of the GCGV Project's Good Neighbor Program, Hire Smart - Hire Local will work closely with area educational institutions to ensure training is available and help prepare the local workforce to compete for these jobs.
The project will also generate about 6,000 construction jobs at peak, creating a significant opportunity for the local construction workforce. The project's Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractors will manage most of the hiring for the construction phase.
"We are pleased to partner with the GCGV Project to create job opportunities for those in the local construction workforce," Ken Treviño, President/CEO at Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend said. "The GCGV Workforce Solutions database will give local residents a home field advantage by sharing their information directly with project contractors."
Beyond training, individuals interested in jobs at the plant once it becomes operational can join the ExxonMobil Talent Community. Visit the site to create a profile, set preferences and receive email alerts when job opportunities become available.