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via @SolarIndustry Study: Finding Qualified Workers Is Costing Solar Employers Money And Growth

via @SolarIndustry Study: Finding Qualified Workers Is Costing Solar Employers Money And Growth

The U.S. experienced historic solar jobs growth last year, but the meteoric rise of the solar industry has also highlighted the necessity and benefits of workforce training. According to a new research study released by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, two-thirds of U.S. solar installation firms report that difficulty finding qualified applicants is increasing costs and impacting their ability to grow. The report also shows that increased investment in post-hire training could reduce labor costs and save the industry more than $10 million annually. The Solar Foundation says the study, titled “Solar Training and Hiring Insights 2017,” aims to increase understanding of U.S. solar training, hiring practices, and market trends to help the industry make better, more informed decisions. The report aggregates and analyzes data from several research efforts, including an extensive ...

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