Silicon Ranch set to hire more than 400 workers

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BLAKELY, Ga. (WDHN) — Earlier this year, Governor Kemp announced a significant capital investment in rural southwest Georgia.

A $150 million dollar investment is set to bring 400 jobs to Early County. Silicon Ranch Corporation has
committed to three solar projects in Early County.

“We are very excited to have Silicon Ranch solar farm coming to Early County,”  said June Merritt, chairman of the Early County Board of Commissioners. “This is really a milestone in the economic development in our community.”

For all of you Facebook lovers, the solar panels will provide green energy, and that’s why Mortenson is a holding a job fair on Sunday, March 24 to fill the new project-based positions.

“Silicon Ranch is building a solar farm 1200 acres,” June Merritt said.

The Solar Ranch will be located northeast of Blakely.

“This is one of three that will be building in; they will be building in Early and the other two will towards the Arlington, Georgia,” Merritt said.

Mortenson job fair will be held on Sunday, March 24. at the Blakely Civic Center from an 8:00 a.m. (eastern time) until 4:00 p.m.

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