Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc. is hiring 125 workers, including 30 in northwest Ohio, for its ongoing pipeline replacement program that is budgeted at $140 million for 2011.
Chris Kozak, a utility spokesman, said pipeline investment in northwest Ohio totals $24 million and Columbia Gas will need construction coordinators, field technicians, service technicians, and field/service technicians. The new hires are in addition to 125 already hired.
The utility is spending $2 billion to upgrade 4,000 miles of pipeline across its Ohio service territory over the next 25 years. Job seekers can apply for available positions at www.nisource.jobs, Mr. Kozak said.