Two hundred jobs are expected to be created by Sunshine State Biomass Cooperative in Pahokee, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County said Thursday.
Sunshine State plans to make a $5 million capital investment in its yard-waste recycling operation.
The new operation is in partnership with BioCarbon Technologies, which operates a Source Organic Processing Facility at 1740 N. State Road in Pahokee. There's already a 20,000-square-foot operation on the 25-acre site, which employs a small number of workers, according to the Business Development Board, which assisted Sunshine State with the permitting process.
The bulk of the hiring will occur in the summer of 2016, said David Disbrow, president of Sunshine State. The jobs pay $18 an hour, which is above Pahokee's average wage, the Business Development Board said.