Monday marked the first day for applications to be accepted for the construction phase of the lignite coal plant to be built in Kemper County.
The construction phase of the project could take an estimated 3 and a half to 4 years. Officials expect up to a thousand jobs will be involved in that.
Job applications for the lignite plant may be submitted at the WIN Job Center in DeKalb, which is temporarily stationed at the Farmer's Market, Highway 16 West.
Once renovations are finished, the WIN Job Center will move into the old Kingdom Kars location on Highway 16 West.