In the U.S. recently, President Obama announced that 75,000 trained workers will be needed in the next few years to support the expected continued growth of the US solar energy industry. Many of these solar workers will be retrained veterans returning from active service.
Supporting this effort and prediction are company announcements like this one today from Sunrun that they are hiring for expansion.
Sunrun, today announced the expansion of the company’s presence in Nevada. Sunrun’s Las Vegas office and warehouse, which opened in 2014, is expected to add more than 45 new jobs this spring, nearly doubling the company’s local workforce.
To support this growth, Sunrun will be present at the Las Vegas Choice Career Fair April 14 and the Military Spouse Hiring Fair at Nellis Air Force Base April 29 to meet and interview candidates.
“We’ve grown our business and footprint in Nevada since we began offering Sunrun solar in the market last year,” said Ethan Miller, senior vice president of operations at Sunrun.
We’re creating additional jobs in our Las Vegas facility to help support increasing consumer demand as Nevada homeowners become more aware of clean energy options like home solar that can save them money on their electric bill.
According to the recently released Solar Foundation National Solar Jobs Census 2014, Nevada ranks among the top seven states for solar job creation with more than 5,900 existing solar jobs in the state. Nevada jumped from number eight to the number one rank in per capita solar jobs in the U.S. last year.
Currently, Sunrun is available to homeowners serviced by NV Energy in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, Boulder City and the surrounding areas, and continues to look for opportunities to extend its service within the state, like the regions surrounding Reno and Carson City. By continuing to grow its network, Sunrun aims to make home solar accessible to more consumers in Nevada and nationwide.
To view open positions at Sunrun’s Nevada branch and learn more about working at the company, visit the Sunrun Careers page.
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