Welcome to Monday.

 

A growing number of solar installation firms are having issues with recruiting qualified applicants. According to the Solar Training and Hiring Insights 2017 report, 65 percent of solar employers say that a lack of qualified workers means higher costs.

“With more than 51,000 new solar jobs in the United States in 2016 alone, employers are facing the challenge of hiring qualified candidates to fill open positions,” said Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director of The Solar Foundation. “Our research finds that making strategic investments in training can help the industry save millions of dollars and ultimately pass the reduced costs on to consumers.”

The report shows a state-by-state index indicating which areas need more training and workforce development. Despite a slow in hiring, the solar industry is on track for job growth in years to come. Click here to read the full report.

Shine this week.

 

Tyler

 

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