Paper mill starting wage released

UPDATE: Local 6 has learned we misinterpreted numbers related to the salaries paper mill employees will be paid. The average wage will be $26 an hour. Click here for more details.

BALLARD COUNTY, KY — Salary information has been released on the paper mill reopening in Ballard County, Kentucky.

Jobs at the mill will have a base salary of $10.42 an hour. Once you add benefits, that number jumps to $33.

During the announcement in August, Global Win promised to bring 500 new jobs to the area.

The old Verso paper mill stopped production almost three years ago.

Global Win is hoping to have it operational by early next year.

There is still no word on when hiring is expected to begin.

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