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IVS Hydro Hiring Dozens of Employees

This story aired Monday evening on WSAZ-TV.

Dozens of new jobs are coming to the area, many of which require rolling up your sleeves and getting a little dirty.

IVS Hydro just hired 30 people in Wood County. Now, it’s doing the same at its Kanawha County office.

“We do everything here from dry vac work to water blasting to dredge work to paintings and coatings,” IVS Vice President David Dawson said. “Just whatever’s needed here at different sites in the Kanawha Valley.”

IVS Hydro is a West Virginia-based company that does industrial services for many plants in the area. The company just hired 30 new employees and now wants to double that.

“We’re hiring laborers, operators and even supervisors for people who have experience,” IVS CEO Fred Clark said.

Experience in construction, demolition or chemical cleaning is a plus, but the main requirement is a strong work ethic.

“They may not necessarily have the training, but have the motivation and the desire to work in a strong industry and make a career out of industrial service,” Dawson said.

Providing dozens of different services means the workers wear many hats.

“It’s long hours. It’s emergency call out work, so the nature of it is somewhat demanding, and it requires really responsible people to be able to fulfill the jobs,” Dawson said.

The company is having a job fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at its Institute office, located along Route 25.

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