DENVER – The population boom in Denver is creating many employment opportunities for electricians, yet many employers are finding it difficult to find qualified applicants.
To address this shortage -- which could ultimately impact construction progress and economic growth for the Front Range -- the Independent Electrical Contractors of the Rocky Mountain Region (IECRM) are holding a career fair Thursday afternoon hoping to lure applicants interested in the electrical, energy and construction industries.
The career fair will offer those looking for a job a chance to meet with prospective employers and give them the opportunity to talk jobs, needs, training, IECRM’s apprentice programs and financial benefits.
Onsite interviews will also be available for jobs ranging from apprentices and journeymen to project managers and sales and marketing, a spokesperson said in a press release.
“Demand for new electricians in the next decade is projected to double the national baseline, creating instant and reliable job security. As a career, electrical contracting ensures life-long learning for new methods, regulations, code changes and technology. It is a field where high quality, good work is rewarded, paying more than average jobs in other trade sectors,” said a spokesperson for IECRM.
The career fair will be taking place at the IECRM headquarters, 11429 Pearl Street in Northglenn from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.