Can you hire 60 employees in 60 days? That’s what Paramount Solar set out to do. “There’s a huge demand for clean solar energy in the Sacramento area, so we’re helping to fill that need,” said Liz Freeman of Paramount Solar. If there’s a huge demand for solar energy does national hiring demand match?
Online Job Ad Growth for Solar Skills – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Nationally, there are about 8,400 online job ads that require solar knowledge. Hiring demand for this skill grew since 2009, but has decreased 32% since its highest in March 2011. After that period, the volume of online job ads remained fairly steady.
Most Commonly Advertised Job Titles for Solar Skills
- HVAC Service Technician Training
- HVAC Heating Ventilations Air Conditioning Technician Training
- Electrical Engineer
- HVAC Heating Ventilations Air Conditioning Training
- Account Manager
- HVAC Heating Ventilations Air Conditioning Service Technician Training
- Project Manager
- Field Service Representative
- Sales Manager
Top Certifications Required for Solar Skills
- National Electrical Code (NEC)
- Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information Clearance
- Six Sigma Green Belt
- Certified Public Accountant
- Sales Management
Our Hiring Scale™ demonstrates that it is moderately difficult to recruit candidates with this skill set. The best place to recruit job candidates with solar knowledge is El Paso, TX. This area has the most job candidates in relation to job openings. Although El Paso has the best conditions currently, the time-to-fill is about the same as the national average. Recruiters across the US can expect it to take 41 days (or just less than 6 weeks) on average to fill a position demanding solar skills.
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