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U.S. Steel hosts job fair Friday

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- As hundreds of U.S. Steel workers get ready to return in Granite City there are new jobs that need to be filled.

Friday, U.S. Steel held a job fair from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Positions that need to be filled include production, maintenance, management, safety, and quality.

This comes a week after President Trump approved trade tariffs that will help the plant. 

 The line of job seekers moved all day inside the offices of Granite City Steel at the job fair that held the promise of work at the plant that is scheduled to restart in a couple of months.

 "It was a nice environment, getting everybody ready to work," said job seeker, Alexian Miller.

 The steel mill is starting up after over two years of being idle, largely over an influx of cheaper foreign steel. 

 The Steelworkers Union Local 1899 expects most of the over 400 laid off unionized workers to return. U.S. Steel is expecting to need about 500 workers at the plant when it starts up again in a couple months.

500 former plant workers, who had been sitting idle, are expected to be back by the end of the month.

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