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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Region benefits from Donlin Creek project

Local hire commitment pays off as village residents escape from drugs and alcohol and are promoted to supervisory positions


Last updated 1/28/2007 at Noon

Alaska's Donlin Creek gold project is still several years from becoming an operating mine, but it has already made a huge impact on the lives of people in the surrounding rural communities. Since making a commitment in 1996 to employ as many Native corporation shareholders as possible, operator Barrick Gold achieved a shareholder hire rate of 92 percent in 2005, with a turnover rate of just 10...

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