Job calls with Miller Electric at the Facebook Data Center in Forest City, NC are coming soon. Also, Beltline Electric has been awarded the Charles George VA Hospital surgery suite expansion and will be putting calls in soon as well. If you are an unemployed journeyman wireman, NOW is the time to sign the Books. Remember, even if you are working in another jurisdiction, you can always sign Book 1 in your home local. That way we can call you and let you know when there is work at home. If you are an unemployed CE or CW, make sure you call Jon Knox 828-545-6554 or 828-505-0216 ext. 1103 and get on the Out of Work List for your classification. Apprentices will be placed in training assignments by the Training Director. Be sure Chris knows you are unemployed when you receive a layoff. We also have a low voltage security contractor with a project in Morganton looking for help for a few weeks. If you are interested, call the hall.
We are anticipating a lot of calls over the next 12 months, and we don't have very many members on our Books or our Out of Work lists. There is a labor shortage all across our country. If you know any unrepresented electricians, please talk to them and tell them this is a great time to sign up and get their hours to us for classifying them so they can be ready to start when the calls come. If you know any electricians that were union members and left the trade or went back to their old unrepresented contractor, let's try and encourage them to come back and give the IBEW a try again. We are all organizers for the IBEW.