Calling all energy efficiency employers in the Peoria region!
Do you have job openings you are struggling to fill?
Would you like to be more connected to training programs and job seekers?
Participate in the Energy Efficiency Workforce Initiative to grow the energy efficiency workforce in Peoria.
How will this initiative support you?
- We'll post your job openings to our jobs board and share them with our network
- We'll direct job candidates to your job openings, providing support to help them overcome employment barriers and training gaps
- We'll recommend customized solutions to fill skill and training gaps, based on your needs
What does participation look like?
- Post a job opening to get help with recruitment
- Attend a roundtable discussion to communicate skill needs
- Follow up with SEDAC to get connected to qualified job candidates
Are you part of the energy efficiency workforce?
The initiative focuses on jobs that provide products and services to improve the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. These jobs help people save money on utility costs and make buildings safer and more comfortable. Some employers may not identify as part of the energy efficiency workforce, but they do energy efficiency work. You are part of the energy efficiency workforce if you are involved in:
- HVAC installation and maintenance
- Sales and marketing for efficiency programs
- Building design or construction
- Manufacturing of efficiency products
- Building operations and maintenance
- Insulation work
- Program management for efficiency programs
- Electrical work
- Financing and accounting to facilitate efficiency projects
- Lighting design
- Energy audits
Are you looking to hire?
Though the energy efficiency workforce experienced setbacks during the pandemic, overall demand is strong for energy efficiency jobs, with federal and state funding to support energy efficiency programs. There are over 2,500 energy efficiency jobs in the Peoria region, with plenty of room for growth.
If your business has had difficulty finding qualified job candidates, you're not alone. In 2019, 90% of Illinois energy efficiency employers surveyed indicated that it is difficult or very difficult to fill jobs, as shown in the figure below from the 2020 U.S. Energy and Employment Report. The Peoria Energy Efficiency Workforce Collaborative seeks to address this need by helping to connect job candidates to appropriate job openings and training programs. Work with us!