Utilities Need to Appeal to Younger Workers
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- May 20, 2021 4:02 pm GMTMay 20, 2021 12:41 pm GMT
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Around 10,000 Baby Boomers retire every day. Utilities need to replace these older workers with new, young and technology-savvy job entrants. However utilities have a problem: this is not a exciting choice of career for many young people and companies like Amazon, Tesla and Google are looking to recruit them too.
The need for young talent with digital skills is heightened by the aging technology and obsolescent infrastructure hampering the industry - especially now we are emerging from the pandemic to face greater climate pressures than ever before. Modernizing the USA's utilities infrastructure requires a robust workforce with strong technical competencies. Utilities need to bring on board digitally savvy talent now more than ever. Emerging technologies such as battery energy storage, electric vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are transforming the industry, so more technical skills are required across nearly every job role.