Skip to comments.Skilled labor shortages hit Georgia Power
Posted on 04/24/2018 3:52:57 AM PDT by spintreebobEdited 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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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.
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.
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.
I’m not sure they even offer Shakespeare any more. That would be too white.
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.
True; schooling isn’t matching work requirements.
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).
IBEW? Sounds like a union problem to me.
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.
Bull snot! Pay people and they will come in droves. Millions out of the work force. Technicals over 50 that no one wants.
That Cuban bridge building company in Miami is available.
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.
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.
Most skilled jobs don’t need SJW. They need smart people.
other companies are providing better pay and incentives, luring some skilled workers away from the plant. said the IBEW
Good to know that they are going cheap for the nuclear power plant.
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.
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)
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