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Coal Miners

Tips for Entry

Visit the following Web sites for job listings:


Land an entry-level job at a coal mine as a helper to learn about the field and make valuable industry contacts.

Join the United Mine Workers of America and other unions to increase your chances of landing a job and receiving fair pay for your work.

Be willing to relocate. It may open more job opportunities. For example, there are more than 13,000 coal-mining jobs in West Virginia, as opposed to Arkansas, Missouri, and Washington, where there are fewer than 100 industry jobs.

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