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Skilled labor shortages hit Georgia Power
Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 4-20-18 | Anastaciah Ondieki

Posted on 04/24/2018 3:52:57 AM PDT by spintreebob

Edited on 04/24/2018 8:15:03 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Georgia Power says completion of the two new nuclear units being built in Waynesboro faces skilled labor shortages, despite the project being ahead of its revised schedule.

A report filed by the company to the Georgia Public Service Commission ahead of Vogtle construction progress hearings next month identified difficulties in meeting craft labor requirements at the plant as one challenge that could hamper efforts to meet its completion forecast of 2021 and 2022.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: employment; jobs; laborshortage; skilledlabor
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other companies are providing better pay and incentives, luring some skilled workers away from the plant. said the IBEW
1 posted on 04/24/2018 3:52:57 AM PDT by spintreebob
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Any time I read about a company unable to find workers, it always seems the wages offered are too low. Here in NJ trucking companies need workers, and while everyone has a story about a trucker who makes millions, that isn’t what these jobs are offering. Potential truckers aren’t sitting on their asses collecting welfare; they’re doing some other type of work where the pay better matches their expectations.


2 posted on 04/24/2018 4:01:02 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: spintreebob

I don’t buy much into this story. Either the company has lousy expectations on what it costs to hire qualified labor, or their HR crowd are unqualified for the job.


3 posted on 04/24/2018 4:07:41 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: kearnyirish2

A long time ago the only requirement to work at Ga. Power was to be a high school grad and to have played high school football or some other sport. Mayhaps, the high schools should include vocational classes as well as reading stage plays written by Billy Shakespeare.


4 posted on 04/24/2018 4:10:02 AM PDT by Trumpet 1 (US Constitution is my guide.)
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I’m not sure they even offer Shakespeare any more. That would be too white.


5 posted on 04/24/2018 4:14:57 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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other companies are providing better pay and incentives, luring some skilled workers away from the plant. said the IBEW

This is exactly right. The stories we keep hearing about "worker shortages" in America are a myth perpetuated as propaganda for increased immigration and outsourcing. When employers offer competitive wages, lo and behold "worker shortages" vanish.

6 posted on 04/24/2018 4:22:46 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Trumpet 1

True; schooling isn’t matching work requirements.


7 posted on 04/24/2018 4:23:48 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ek_hornbeck

That’s right - and to avoid paying competitive wages, they open the competition to foreigners. Companies want workers with none of the expectations of America’s middle class (children, houses, reliable cars).


8 posted on 04/24/2018 4:25:07 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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They don't. Now freshman at Princeton U (formerly one of the finest institutions in the world) read Romeo & Juliet. Something we studied in sophomore high school.
9 posted on 04/24/2018 4:26:07 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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IBEW? Sounds like a union problem to me.


10 posted on 04/24/2018 4:26:52 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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Since the overwhelming majority of recent immigrants to the US, particularly those from Central America and Mexico, are at the unskilled end, they aren’t going to do much to solve this alleged problem either.


11 posted on 04/24/2018 4:28:39 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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Bull snot! Pay people and they will come in droves. Millions out of the work force. Technicals over 50 that no one wants.


12 posted on 04/24/2018 4:29:37 AM PDT by fuente (Liberty resides in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box--Fredrick Douglas)
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To: spintreebob

That Cuban bridge building company in Miami is available.


13 posted on 04/24/2018 4:35:51 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: pepsionice

This is a regulated monopoly. They have to have their budgets approved by the Georgia PSC. Not sure exactly what they are going for, but they probably want the PSC to approve a bigger budget for completing the plants and more importantly higher rates to offset the costs.


14 posted on 04/24/2018 4:38:42 AM PDT by DannyTN
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This plant is 5 years behind schedule and the budget has doubled. They now project further delays and budget increases due to a skilled labor shortage.


15 posted on 04/24/2018 4:44:07 AM PDT by caltaxed
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Most skilled jobs don’t need SJW. They need smart people.


16 posted on 04/24/2018 5:00:07 AM PDT by just me (God bless President Trump and the USA)
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other companies are providing better pay and incentives, luring some skilled workers away from the plant. said the IBEW

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Good to know that they are going cheap for the nuclear power plant.


17 posted on 04/24/2018 5:04:27 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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Well it certainly difficult to find folks to submit to random Drug testing in a tight competitive labour market.


18 posted on 04/24/2018 5:27:47 AM PDT by WHBates
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Well it certainly difficult to find folks to submit to random Drug testing in a tight competitive labour market.

Bingo, most large construction sites like this one have 5,000+ people on site. Most are young, do drugs or alcohol at a prolific rate.

And the Construction management will not pay much above $25/hr for manual labor.

19 posted on 04/24/2018 5:35:27 AM PDT by DanZ
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despite the project being ahead of its revised schedule.

Made me smile. In Aerospace there was always a "Last and Final" date where the design was locked down and no changes were allowed.

Two weeks later there was "Last and Final - Revision A". Two weeks after that, "Last and Final - Revision B". And on and on. ;o)

20 posted on 04/24/2018 5:54:00 AM PDT by super7man (Madam Defarge, knitting, knitting, always knitting)
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