Hecla is often among the largest private-sector employers in the communities in which we operate, and we hire locally as much as possible. In 2019, company-wide we employed more than 1,640 people and another 1,063 contractors – 80% of which were local to our operations. Additionally, more than one indirect job is created by each Hecla job, leading to over 3,300 workers in the local communities.
Our economic impact in a community can average over $800 million over a 5-year period in wages, benefits, payment of taxes and license fees, purchase of goods and services, and local donations and contributions. And being a good community partner and responsible mining company is as important as the economic benefits we bring to our local communities.
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