A new report from The Solar Foundation reveals that two-thirds of U.S. solar employers are struggling to find qualified workers and that investment in post-hire training is the key to making sure the industry's spectacular job production continues.As most people know (because, frankly, it was everywhere in the news last month), the U.S. solar industry produced one out of every 50 new jobs created in 2016. It now employs more people than the coal industry and is closing in on the rest of the fossil-fuel pantheon.
Despite that enormous success, however, a new report suggests the industry could be creating even more jobs if companies could find enough qualified applicants.
The Solar Foundation (TSF), which puts out the annual National Solar Jobs Survey and examines the solar job situation in depth, released its Solar Training and Hiring Insights 2017 report this week. In addition to reporting that two-thirds of solar installers can't find qualified applicants, it also says more post-hire training would reduce labor costs and save the industry more than $10 million annually.
And the TSF's interest in the hiring situation isn't merely a passing fancy because it administers The Solar Training Network, a program presently funded ...Den vollständigen Artikel lesen ...