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Tobacco Company Coming To Danville

Danville Mayor Sherman M. Saunders and JTI Leaf Services on Thursday announced the creation of 39 full-time and 150 seasonal jobs in the Danville area with the opening of JTI Leaf Services’ new facility, which will procure and process U.S. leaf tobacco.

The announcement also included a commitment from the state to provide a $100,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund and up to $250,000 in funding from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission. 

“We are excited to become a part of the Danville community, bringing new jobs and new energy to the area,” said Steve Daniels, president of JTI Leaf Services.

“The area has a long and rich history in the tobacco industry and is home to a very experienced workforce. We look forward to creating new opportunities for Danville residents and developing long-standing relationships with the community.”

The company will begin filling seasonal positions in May 2010 and will make employment information public prior to that time.