Moreover, there is nothing that could replace the steel mill on that property any time soon that would have anywhere near the economic impact or provide anything like the same quality of employment. The mill doesn't employ 30,000 people like in its heyday, but until its recent shutdown, it did still provide jobs for 2,000 people — 1,700 union workers and 300 managers. Thousands of other jobs in related industries are also attributable to steelmaking there. And the jobs are good ones. The union workers, who need have no more than a high school diploma but who receive extensive on-the-job training, can earn $100,000 a year or more if they are willing to work enough overtime. They also get good health care benefits and pensions. Although many of them have skills that are transferable to other industries — the plant employs welders, electrical workers, plate fitters, and heating and air conditioning specialists — they would be hard pressed to find employment of that caliber elsewhere.