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Electricians wanted

Are Utah’s licensing tests too difficult? Matt Gephardt and Michelle Poe, two reporters from Utah’s KUTV, have been looking into why there aren’t more licensed electricians in Utah – a situation which is said to be a problem. “When you need an electrical repair, you are waiting longer and you are paying more.” Some members […]

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Workforce development programs gear up

Community colleges are leading the way According to the National Association of Manufacturers, over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled. “Simply put, the manufacturing industry is creating more open jobs than there are skilled workers to fill them,” the association’s research says.”This so-called skills gap challenge is […]

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Not at all nerdy

Rugged electrical lineworkers are now known for their app-design aptitude¬† Cooperative.com, a communications hub for US electrical cooperatives, tells a great story of lineworkers at Nebraska’s Cornhusker Public Power District who have been working as in-house app developers. It’s job related; they took on the task as a way to streamline FEMA paperwork and other […]

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Workplace deaths

A distressing series of workplace deaths bring safety concerns top of mind Three events around in different parts of the country have called renewed attention to safety practices, workplace responsibilities, and, in Palo Alto, the random nature of fate. Mystery remains as to how and why a worker died at FedEx’s Memphis hub last Wednesday.¬† […]

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Okay, Boomer

Talking about those generations … (Updated 11/8 with some additional links*) What the latest reports reveal about workplace populations and preconceptions — Judging from their ubiquitous presence on social media feeds, videos like the one above seem to have captured the attention of viewers young and old. Virginia Van Natta of Bloomberg News analyzes the […]

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