Electrical sector searches for new talent

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Eastern Contracting is increasing its workforce by a tenth despite a tighttrading climate. The electrical engineering company aims to add around 100 new electriciansand electrical engineers to its 1,000 strong workforce because it is expectingan increase in telecoms and utilities contracts. Mark Jones, HR director at Eastern Contracting, has started recruitingthrough newspapers and is building up a database of people who want to work forthe company. He said, “The electrical contracting labour market has been buoyantover the past two years but has certainly tightened up over the past six months.”There is currently a real skills shortage of electricians. They arevery hard to find as not many are out of work at the moment.” He believes that the company’s people-focused strategy will help it recruit.”Our HR strategy is very much to train and develop our staff and nurturetheir careers. This is very different to some of our competitors which work toa ‘hire and fire’ approach.” The company has an annual turnover of £53m and was formed in 1998 from amanagement buyout of Eastern Electricity Contracting. The Engineering Employers Federation is predicting that up to 60,000 jobscould be lost in the engineering sector next year. Previous Article Next Article Electrical sector searches for new talentOn 20 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Another Nor’easter Soaks The Coast

first_imgOur 2nd Nor’easter in less than a week will make for a miserable Wednesday. However, this one is moving faster and will be much weaker than the last one. Tidal flooding is not expected to be a concern as we are now coming off astronomical high tides and will only affect Wednesday morning’s high tide. As a result, only spotty minor flooding is expected.Tide forecasts expected to reach around flood stage on Wednesday morning.As the storm develops offshore and pulls away, colder air may once again change the rain to snow before ending. Little or no accumulation is expected as surface temperatures will remain above freezing.Winds will not be as strong as the last storm. Northeasterly winds at 20-25 mph will be gusting to around 40mph. Winds will then shift to the northwest as the storm pulls away in the afternoon.Wind Gust expected for Wednesday.Longer duration of snow is expected well inland and as you go into the higher elevations of NJ and PA, much more snow is expected. over 6″ of snow will accumulate N&W of Philadelphia with only a slushy accumulation along the NJ Turnpike and I-295 in Southern NJ.Expected Snow Totals for Wednesday.All precipitation should end by late afternoon/early evening on Wednesday. Winds will still be busy at night with temperatures in the 30s making it feel like the teens.last_img read more