- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The FBI says it will add more than 230 jobs at its Clarksburg facility over the next two years.

The Exponent Telegram reports (https://bit.ly/1OMLFRV) that FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer confirmed the news.

It currently has about 2,500 employees and several hundred contractors.

Fischer says the additional hiring will help address an increase in workload volume. He says the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System has seen a steady increase over the past 17 years. Fischer says the hiring of additional NICS examiners and other staff will help assist with processing mandatory background checks.

Fischer says the FBI hopes to begin hiring as soon as possible with new positions occurring between now and June 2017.



The local FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division is located in Harrison County.

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Information from: The Exponent Telegram, https://www.theet.com

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