But do you need to know someone to get one of these entry level jobs? For most of the industry, the answer to that question would be, yes. However, hardrock underground and exploration need so many people, that friends and family just aren’t enough. The employers are having to hire lots of new starters to fill the spots, they need bums in seats. The other problem these employers are having is turnover. It’s not uncommon for employers to turnover 3 in 5 of the new starters in the first 6 months.