Bluestone Resources is hiring 290 additional workers at its coal mines across West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky. The new jobs will be created at the Keystone Surface Mine in McDowell County and the Bishop Surface Mine in Tazewell County, which is reopening. The company is also hiring miners at its Wise, Virginia, and Pike County, Kentucky, operations.

“We are looking for quality workers to operate all types of machinery, and we’re offering great wages and benefits,” said Jay Justice, who operates the mines for the Justice family coal companies. “We are excited about the opportunities we have available and are looking to hire right away.”

A variety of jobs are being offered, with the highest paying wages in the coal sector, along with a newly redesigned bonus program, the company said. A new red hat training program for a small number of inexperienced workers is also being initiated.

“Because of its extremely high-quality coal, Bluestone provides long term job security, even if the market turns down,” said Justice.

Bluestone has been a family operation since it began in 1971.

For more information on the job openings, visit Bluestone Resources Inc. on Facebook, email a resume, along with desired position, to or call (304) 956-0765.