JACKSON (WWJ) -- Addressing worries about the reliability of infrastructure, Consumers Energy is strengthening its commitment to customer safety and expanding its workforce by hiring nearly 300 people to build and replace gas pipelines.
Consumers Energy is currently seeking applicants to fill 144 positions, and it initially filled 150 positions to carry out pipeline work in Michigan this year.
The positions are being created as part of a planned $60 million investment in gas pipeline work this year. In 2014, that investment is expected to climb to $116 million.
"Our promise is to continue to work for safe communities, meeting our customers' expectations that we deliver reliable gas service," said Michele Kirkland, vice president of energy operations. "These ongoing investments will improve our system's reliability and help our communities grow by putting Michigan residents to work."
Consumers Energy is actively promoting these available positions. The company will hold job fairs in Flint and Battle Creek on Saturday, Aug. 3. Information about these positions is available online at www.consumersenergy.com. Click on the "Careers" tab.
Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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