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August 24, 2004
Dougherty County-- The War in Iraq is bringing lots of work to Albany's Marine Base. The Maintenance Center at the Base needs people for lot of different jobs, from painters to truck drivers, to office help to skilled mechanics, and they are now hiring.
Amphibious Assault Vehicles are undergoing a rebuild at the Albany Marine Base. In the next two years, the Maintenance Center will overhaul more than 300 of the A.A.V.'s. That and several other big orders have the base hiring.
Colonel Pete Underwood, the Center Commander, said "We are looking between 200 to 300 people. A lot of it will depend on the timing of when the equipment comes."
The Base continues to make armor kits to protect vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan six days a week, 24 hours a day. And now more work is starting to pour into the base.
Colonel Underwood said "Our equipment is being used very hard. So a lot of that is going to be coming into Maintenance Center Albany. So we are in the process right now of trying to ramp up and be prepared for that when it comes."
The new jobs are only guaranteed for a year, but probably will last more than two years. Some will pay up to $18.00 per hour, with full benefits. Human Resources Director Rich Hooks said "That means your health benefits, life insurance, thrift savings plan. The full range that any other full time employee would get, these folks will get as well."
These new jobs will have a ripple effect across South Georgia. Chamber of Commerce President Tim Martin said, "The 300 direct jobs might translate into 300 additional jobs across the community."
The Maintenance Center is growing to handle the work load. Two new additions are being built to handle the armor program. After the Gulf War the Center had a record 1,100 employees working, but with these nearly 300 new jobs, they expect to have more people working there soon.
If you want to apply for one of these new jobs at the Marine Base, there will be a job fair Wednesday at the National Guard Armory at 1500 North Monroe Street from noon until three. The Base will have a booth there. The base is also setting up a 24 hour job hotline next week. That phone number will be 639-5458.