Guatemala is looking to hire up to 300 employees to dig for gold in an industry that employs some 10,000 people in the country, the Guatemalan National Mining Company (GRNC) said on Monday.
The company said it was looking to fill more than 40 positions, including 30 full-time positions and two part-time, with a salary ranging from $150 to $175 per month, with additional perks.
It said the recruitment would be carried out by a contractor that it described as a subcontractor.
The government is also looking for a contract for up to 250 employees to assist in mining operations.
The mining industry employs some 1.5 million people in Guatemala, with some 1 million workers in the mining sector.
Guatemala is a major supplier of copper to China, which is a key player in the gold-mining industry.
The industry employs around 20,000 workers in Guatemala.
The GRNC said it had set up a task force to recruit people in mining, processing, and other sectors.
The organization said it hoped to hire the new employees in the coming months.