It's still can be a tough job market out there, and if you've searched and searched but haven't come up with anything, here's an idea, if you're not scared of hard work.

Consumers Energy is looking for new workers to help with building and replacing gas lines.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13, reports that the utility is looking to add nearly 300 employees in Michigan. The first positions were created by a planned $60 million investment in pipeline work for 2013. Next year, even more will be invested into pipeline work.

The company is holding job fairs in Flint and Battle Creek tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 3. Information about these positions is available online at www.consumersenergy.com . Click on the "Careers" tab.