INDIANTOWN, FL (WFLX) - Hundreds of people are lining up for a job fair on Florida's East Coast, where officials will begin hiring 1,100 workers to build a solar power plant.
Update, FRI 1 PM: By 6 a.m. Friday, hundreds had already lined up. An Abilene, Texas-based construction company anticipates completing the $400 million Florida Power and Light facility by the end of 2010.
Opportunities at the job fair include carpenters, pipe fitters, plumbers, electricians and assembly workers. Applications will be taken 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Timer Power Park, 14100 Citrus Blvd., Indiantown - or people can apply online on FPL's Web site.
Previously: It's the talk of Indiantown: 1,100 new jobs. FPL is hiring the thousand plus workers to build the second largest solar thermal plant in the world.
They're needing carpenters, welders, pipe fitters, electricians and plumbers. It's just the news - the approximate 31,000 people without jobs in our four-county region - have been waiting for.
Many of them are from the construction industry, so this job opportunity will create a lot of opportunities for these individuals.
As the Indiantown community prepares for more customers, thousands from all over the state are expected to descend on Indiantown this weekend hoping to land one of the 1,100 jobs at a job fair.
The job fair is taking place on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's at Timers Powers Park in Indiantown. That's on Citrus Blvd in Indiantown.