Imperial Solar Project Passes Major Hiring Milestone!

Exciting news to share! The Imperial Solar Energy Center South (C-Solar South) project has hit a major hiring milestone. Thanks to a local hire agreement between IBEW Local 569 and the project developer, 73% of the electrical workforce dispatched to the project is from Imperial County with 93% of the local hires being new electrical apprentices and trainees. With 28.5 percent unemployment, the highest in the state, this is a big boost to the local economy at a time when Imperial County needs it most. Below are just a few of the personal stories from some of our new members on the job.