Job fairs throughout the Permian Basin are providing employment opportunities in the clean energy industry to many Texans. In the last few months, HCS Renewable Energy held job fairs in Midland and Odessa in search of employees for nearby solar farm projects.
These job fairs reflect the growing need for employees in the renewable energy industry. While Texas is typically thought of as the coal and oil powerhouse of the U.S., wind and solar projects in the Lone Star State are generating new jobs at an increasing rate.
“HCS is the largest installation subcontractor in the state,” explained Ron Nickelson, company founder, president, and chief operating officer.
“The focus on renewables is already happening. States are passing laws on renewable energy. In Texas, there’s no government intervention to promote renewables. This is market-driven,” Nickelson stated.