Nevada Copper is COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING LOCAL WORKFORCE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Nevada Copper has received a number of job inquiries recently at the Pumpkin Hollow Project. However, hiring of a construction or operations workforce is many months out, since mine financing must be secured before further construction can be undertaken.
The passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 by Congress that included Yerington Land Conveyance and the $200 million financing were exciting milestones and put us in a strong position to continue development of the project. The Company is re-evaluating the project development strategy based on an exploration program and project studies currently underway.
The Company has constructed a 24-foot diameter, 1,900-foot deep, production-sized shaft and 600 feet of lateral development (authorization mine “tunnels”). This work was performed by Cementation, USA, a specialized shaft-sinking contractor. During this phase of the project, a workforce of about 30-50 people were employed.
Completion of the land conveyance in October 2015 now affords Nevada Copper an opportunity to design and develop the project in the most cost effective manner. The project is now located entirely on private land, is fully permitted and “shovel-ready” for development. The company continues to work on planning and engineering design. Once the necessary financing is secured and detailed design studies have been completed, development of the project and construction could be initiated and operations would follow several years later.
At this time we cannot accurately forecast the times when these different activities will occur. Persons interested in employment opportunities or job training should monitor our website and social media site on Facebook for information on start-up of construction and operations:
TYPES OF MINING CAREERS
- Mining engineers
- Metallurgical engineers
- Electrical engineers
- Civil engineers
- Mechanical engineers
- Structural engineers
- Environmental engineers
- Supply chain professionals
- Underground miners
- Surface miners
- Equipment operators
- Hoist operators
- Safety professionals
- Environmental technicians
- Information systems and technology specialists
In the future, after Nevada Copper has obtained financing and would be able to begin construction, prospective job applicants will be asked to register with Nevada JobConnect. That information will be provided on this website at that time.
In the event that the Pumpkin Hollow Project starts operations, the company anticipates directly employing 750-800 people at the mine for a period of approximately 18 years. In addition there will be approximately 100-500 people employed during various stages of construction. Based on the 2.5 job multiplier (Nevada Mining Employment Impacts 2014 (Page 123)) direct, indirect and induced employment created by Pumpkin Hollow could be approximately 2,500. Historically, mining jobs are among the highest-paying positions in Nevada. Nevada Mining Association reports that the average miner in Nevada earns $91,936 per year (Nevada Mining Industry Average Wages, page 114).
The Pumpkin Hollow project is still in the planning stages, so please check this website periodically to monitor project development and possible future employment.