DENVER — On Wednesday, June 24th, Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM) a school for electricians, opened its doors to host the third annual job fair for the energy, electrical and construction industry. The positions available for hire were multiple and diverse, from entry-level to experienced, office administration to field worker; there was truly something for everyone. Job seekers, career changers, and Veterans of all ages and backgrounds were invited to explore the opportunity for professional growth and many of them left the event with job offers or interviews. The job fair was hosted by IECRM and sponsored by premier sponsor, Allcable, Inc.
“With the construction industry booming in Colorado, and the new electrical code standards being upgraded, there is a high demand for workers in all positions in the energy, electrical and construction industry. It feels great to help connect job seekers to quality employers and vice versa, and to witness the positive difference in the lives of people,” said IECRM Marketing Coordinator, Katie Shobe. “At least one company hired seven people on-the-spot and several candidates are still being considered!”
The recent surge in construction projects not only left many Colorado and Wyoming contractors scrambling to find enough apprentices and licensed electricians but also created a demand for many other supporting positions in the construction industry. IECRM’s third annual job jair focused on the effort to fill the not only “skilled labor” gap within the Rocky Mountain energy, electrical, and construction industry, but also to help fill several other supporting positions.
IECRM promoted the event with billboards, online advertising, community outreach, and with the assistance of the Denver Office of Economic Development, the City and County of Denver, multiple Colorado workforce centers, and Emily Griffith Technical College.
Some of the companies that had job booths at the event included: 1st Electric Contractors, Inc., Encore Electric, Inc., Gexpro, Kenny Electric, and Namaste Solar.
All of the remaining job openings from the event can now be found on the IECRM website at www.iecrm.org/electrical-jobs. Additionally, IECRM will be hosting a special networking event, the Loveland Mixer, July 15, 2015. Attendees of the Loveland Mixer can enter for a chance to win tuition for one semester of the IECRM electrical apprenticeship program. This event will be held at QED (www.qedelectric.com) in Loveland, Colorado.
Kenny Electric’s Booth at the 2015 IECRM Job Fair
Job Seekers filling out applications at the “Application Station”
Namaste Solar’s Booth at the IECRM 2015 Job Fair
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