Tamboran Resources, one of the companies that have a licence to explore for gas in Co Leitrim expect to start employing locals in the next few months.
A spokesperson for the company told the Leitrim Observer that they expect to employ an initial number of approx ten people within the county in the coming Summer months to start training. They will also be employing around ten people in Co Fermanagh as well.
Tamboran said they “have received over 200 CVs locally from people seeking employment opportunities.” The company are currently identifying perspective candidates and expect to employ them and start training this Summer.
The company would not provide any details on these jobs, but said the further specifics will be rolled out shortly. They will also be trying to focus their recruitment locally. Tamboran expects to create 600 jobs by 2025 if given go ahead for gas extraction using the hydraulic fracturing method (fracking).
The company said they have no further updates to release on the project until the second part of this year. The spokesperson also confirmed to the paper that Tamboran were not asked to provide any information for the EPA initial report which is shortly due out.
Tamboran are also seeking suggestions from the local community about what projects would like to benefit from the company’s community investment fund for the county.
See this week’s issue for more stories on fracking. Previous test drills in the area and the chemicals used in them are listed this week. Also read about Daisy the anti-fracking cow following Tamboran CEO Richard Moorman around the country this week.