OTHER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to jobs posted by WECA, there are other resources for job-seekers looking to work at an electric utility. WECA has an affiliation with two entities that post jobs nationally and internationally.
Touchstone Energy maintains a careers website for available jobs at electric cooperatives and other affiliated businesses across the United States. Job seekers can search for open positions, build an employment portfolio, and set up automatic notifications for desired employment opportunities.
The Center for Energy Workforce Development is a non-profit consortium of electric, natural gas, and nuclear utilities and their associations—Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, American Public Power Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
CEWD was formed to help utilities work together to develop solutions to the coming workforce shortage in the utility industry. It is the first partnership between utilities, their associations, contractors, and unions to focus on the need to build a skilled workforce pipeline that will meet future industry needs. Through this partnership, a national database of jobs opportunities is maintained for cooperative and non-cooperative utilities.
An Initiative to Recruit, Hire, and Honor Veterans
With more than 40% of veterans hailing from rural communities and a heightened challenge of attracting and retaining a new workforce due to a retirement wave and changing technology facing America’s electric cooperatives, facilitating the connection between job-seeking veterans, and electric cooperative career opportunities is a win-win endeavor. NRECA’s Vets Power Us initiative was developed to support veterans, active military, and their spouses by:
- Helping veterans explore meaningful career opportunities within America’s electric cooperatives.
- Helping co-ops recruit, hire and honor veterans.
This program provides co-ops with access to resources that will help them with veteran recruitment efforts and provides veterans with information about electric co-op career opportunities. More details and resources can be found here.