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Employment Ripple Effect Of PCS Permit

A new permit for one of Beaufort County's largest employers means some people are going back to work.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted a permit to PCS Phosphate. The corps says as a condition of the permit, PCS must complete extensive mitigation and monitoring before, during and following all mining activities.

The Aurora facility employs some 1,100 people, but also contracts with many other area businesses.

Officials with Trader Construction in Craven County say twelve workers were laid off just two months ago because of permit delays, but will now be re-hired when the permit goes through in ten days.

Officials with Trader Construction say they plan to add about 60 new jobs as well.


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