BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. -- The U.S. Penitentiary at Hazelton is looking to fill 300 new positions, from clerical staff to correctional officers.
Officials have scheduled a job fair for Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hazelton Training Center in Bruceton Mills. The prison is also looking for case managers and a variety of health care workers.
More job fairs could be scheduled later this, depending on how many people apply over the next few weeks.
The prison recently completed a medium-security addition to hold about 1,000 inmates.
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller says the newest facility could generate millions of dollars for Preston County and the surrounding area.
He said Thursday it will also help alleviate overcrowding in federal prisons.