Archive for January, 2010

Solar Industry = Job Opportunities for Arizona

January 26, 2010

 

Arizona is on the cusp of an economic boom, in Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficient (EE) industries that is, specifically Solar technology.

With the passing of Senate Bill 1403, which offers solar and other renewable-energy equipment makers tax breaks for building new manufacturing plants in Arizona, many companies such as Amonix Inc. have already announced the building of 2 Solar manufacturing plants, one in Nevada and the other one Arizona.

As many as 10,000 Arizona jobs could stem from the passing of this bill, according to the Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation in Washington.

“In five years, the renewable sector could be bigger than all the other high-tech sectors combined,” said Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

With the need for this many jobs in such a short time would be a windfall for the state, but it also is challenging based on the current available Solar trained labor force in Arizona.

eRenewable Resource Institute, the first licensed Private Post-Secondary Education School in the state of Arizona, in partnership with Rio Salado College; a registered-provided of the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam, is on the cutting edge of filling this potential workforce gap with specialized training in Photovoltaic design and installation.

You can visit their website for a complete list of available classes and dates.

www.eRenewableResouce.com or Register by Phone at (480) 446-0400

Online Job Board:

http://www.indeed.com/q-First-Solar-l-Arizona-jobs.html        

 

http://www.ases.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81&Itemid=6

http://jobs.sustainableenergyjobs.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-Solar/sb-pd/pn-24

http://greenjobfeed.com/index.php#

http://www.greenjobsearch.org/

http://www.greenjobs.com/public/display_jobs.aspx?pg=1&&s=None&t=D&v=O 

We welcome your comments. Thank you.

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Phoenix Jobs for Solar Technology Workers

January 12, 2010

January 12, 2010

Phoenix Firm Finds Jobs for Solar Technology Workers

 

There is a new ray of hope for workers being hit the hardest by this recession. Construction workers and others feeling the pain of this economy’s record unemployment rates can now successfully realize President Obama’s promise of  ‘New Energy for America’ through training and subsequent job placement offered by Advanced Resource Group (ARG Staffing” & “Advanced Resource Group Staffing), a full service staffing company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, with satellite offices in New York.

ARG Staffing” & “Advanced Resource Group Staffing is proud to announce it has now teamed up with eRenewable Resource –AZ’s NABCEP Solar Installation School, the only licensed private renewable energy school in the state of Arizona, as their premiere staffing firm for placing Solar Energy professionals.

With the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Solar Design and Installation has become one of the hottest new jobs on the renewable energy horizon and as technology advances the need for skilled workers will steadily increase.
In his address to the U.S. Congress on February 24, President Barack Obama committed to investing $15 billion a year to create conditions that will double the amount of renewable energy produced in America in the next three years. The investments create fertile ground for thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs to engage in renewable energy innovations that make solar affordable for businesses, homeowners and public agencies, while helping them save billions of dollars on their energy bills.

“Many of those engaged in the construction trades don’t realize that their skill sets and companies can be efficiently transitioned into the burgeoning business of solar energy,” said Donald Chung, Managing Director of Distribution for Conergy Americas, a full-service wholesale distributor serving a network of over 1,000 solar energy dealers and installers across the U.S. “They already possess about 80% of the knowledge and capabilities needed to be successful in solar,” he said.

It’s clear that getting construction workers back on the job will provide a significant economic boost to virtually every community in America and that Solar Energy is one of key technologies in play. The American Solar Energy Society Green Jobs Report asserts that as many as 37 million U.S. jobs can be generated by the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries by 2030. It concludes that renewable energy and energy efficiency have the potential to energize and employ nearly 17% of the future U.S. workforce over the next two decades. Ninety percent of those jobs are anticipated to be in the private sector.

Furthermore, if Arizona is able to develop a renewables manufacturing industry capable of producing 50 MW by 2010 — to meet in-state renewable electricity generating needs and take advantage of growing export opportunities — the market potential will be $115 million in 2010 and generate 1,100 new jobs this year.

eRenewable Resource Institute, the first licensed Private Post-Secondary Education School in the state of Arizona, in partnership with Rio Salado College; a registered-provided of the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam, is on the cutting edge of filling this potential workforce gap with specialized training in Photovoltaic design and installation.

You can visit their website for a complete list of available classes and dates.

www.eRenewableResouce.com or Register by Phone at (480) 446-0400


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