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Hundreds of Jobs Coming To Anderson Co.

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Manufacturing plant First Quality is expanding and adding two hundred jobs. Manufacturing plant First Quality is expanding and adding two hundred jobs.
The company already employs about 500 people to operate the two machines at the Anderson plant. The company already employs about 500 people to operate the two machines at the Anderson plant.
Manufacturing plant First Quality is expanding and adding two hundred jobs. 

"First Quality has been a huge hero for us," says Anderson County Economic Development Director Burris Nelson. 

First Quality first opened in 2010. They now have 500 people working at the plant in Anderson, which is halfway to the 1,000 jobs they promised the county, Nelson says. 

The expansion also comes with a $250 Million dollar investment. 

Nelson says job growth helps spur job growth.

"An industry, when they come generates, 1 to 2 additional jobs above and beyond the job that that company creates," Nelson says. 

Anderson County has made job growth and creation a priority since manufacturing jobs closed up shop and the recession. Nelson credits all county departments with helping to recruit companies.

"We welcome any manufacturing and I think we're doing very well in Anderson with that," says Anderson Councilman Ken Waters.

There's no word yet when the new jobs will be available. There are some jobs available at First Quality now. You can find them on the company's career page by clicking here
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