Saturday, 25 February 2012 08:42

900 New Jobs In Massillon?

Here's something Stark County - not to mention just about any other region in Ohio - could use: 900 new jobs.

900 new jobs with an average annual salary of $65,000.

It could happen as a Houston-based Fortune 500 company continues to negotiate with city, county and state officials on a $564 million investment proposal that involves multiple sites in Ohio, including one in Massillon.  The Massillon operation would be a $40 million investment, according to the Repository.

Baker-Hughes is not a drilling company, as explained in the article, but the proposed jobs would involve the controversial procedure known as fracking.

Governor Kasish is hoping to make a formal announcement as early as Monday.

On the Web:  www.cantonrep.com

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