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How Portland is meeting the challenge of fewer electricians

While the electrical industry throughout the U.S. is brimming with opportunity, the field is facing a problem. In a study by the Conference Board, the electrical industry is struggling to fill its rosters. Skilled electrical workers are in high demand, but few people are answering the call, and the shortage is only expected to get…

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IBEW Local 48: Committed to Diversity

“A diverse workforce and a diverse leadership team is key to the success of the IBEW.” – Keith Edwards, Former Business Manager of Local 48 (and first ever African American IBEW Business Manager). Check out IBEW Hour Power’s video “Committed to Diversity.” http://www.ibewhourpower.com/ibew-local-48-committed-to-diversity/

Portland Winter Light Festival

NECA/IBEW 48 is a proud sponsor of the inaugural Portland Winter Light Festival – February 3-6. It is an outdoor, community celebration illuminating the city with installations by premier light artists and designers. Hosted by OMSI, no tickets are needed for this event simply show up and enjoy the fun! http://pdxwlf.com/

Contractor Locator

Use the contractor locator tool on our Northwest Electricians website to find a quality electrical contractor in your area.

NECA/IBEW 48 – Energy Efficiency

“At Montgomery Park they were looking for ways to reduce their overall energy consumption. They’d looked at different ways they could save energy, and they dialed in on mechanical systems…”

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Giving Back

A group of young union members — part of IBEW Local 48’s Reach out and Energize Next-gen Electrical Workers, or RENEW—spent the last two months collecting warm clothes and blankets to give to the homeless. Check out this article from the Northwest Labor Press. https://nwlaborpress.org/2015/12/ibew-local-48-donate-clothes-and-blankets-to-union-gospel-mission/

Helmets to Hardhats

“Through the IBEW, I have friends and people I now consider as family.” The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) Helmets to Hardhats program helps military veterans get jobs in the construction industry. IBEW Local 48 and the NECA contractors are proud to offer state of the art training and real-life experience to our veterans….

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