Coal Mining

  • Peabody Energy Cutting 250 Jobs, Closing 2 Offices

    Peabody Energy Cutting 250 Jobs, Closing 2 Offices

    Layoffs amount to one-quarter of coal producer's corporate and regional support jobs

    Peabody Energy Corp. has announced plans to cut 250 corporate and regional employees and close two offices. Continue Reading

  • Another Disappearing Blue Collar Job?

    Another Disappearing Blue Collar Job?

    Working in coal mines can bring to mind dirty and dangerous labor. But for more than century, it often was lucrative. Joe Caudill, who worked as a roof-bolter in an underground coal mine in Knott County in eastern Kentucky, brought home $105,000 last year, after factoring in overtime pay. But Caudill and... Continue Reading