Job Fair on October 30 will recruit electricians of all skill levels for Facebook’s $750 million data center construction project in New Albany’s International Business Park.
COLUMBUS, OH—Ohio’s electricians are critical to the construction of Facebook’s new $750 million data center, located in the New Albany International Business Park. To meet the staffing demands of the 970,000-square-foot, 100% renewable energy facility, employers have partnered with local leaders of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and OhioMeansJobs to host an Electrician Job Fair and hiring event.
The Job Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 30 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Cupertino Electric Office, 77 Cypress Street SW in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Applicants will have the opportunity to meet with hiring representatives from Cupertino Electric, ESI, Hilscher Clarke Electric, Mid-City Electric, The Superior Group, and Southeastern Electric.
“Electricians of all skill levels are needed for a project of this scale and complexity,” said David Moran, International Representative for the IBEW 4th District, which represents Building Trades electricians in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. “This data center project means long-term employment for 40 to 70 hours a week at prevailing wages with employer-paid benefits, including family health care, for hundreds upon hundreds of Ohio electricians.”
Journeyman electricians, construction electricians, apprentice electricians and construction wiremen are all needed for the job. Applicants must be 18 years or older and have attained some level of high school education.
“Ohio’s Building Trades workers, including the electricians who are building the infrastructure of our digital world at this new data center, are a major reason that Ohio is a desirable location for this type of investment,” said Matt Szollosi, Executive Director of ACT Ohio. “By hiring skilled electricians at prevailing wage, the investors behind this project will have a lasting impact on the economic well-being of working Ohioans and their families.”
Affiliated Construction Trades of Ohio (ACT Ohio) was created by the Ohio State Building & Construction Trades Council to encourage economic and industrial development and promote industry best practices for the state’s public and private construction. The organization includes 14 regional councils and 137 local affiliates representing nearly 94,000 highly skilled, highly trained Building Trades workers across Ohio. Learn more at actohio.org.
Kitty French, ACT Ohio Communications & Outreach