compensation: CA Journeyman total package rates vary from the mid-$40s to $75/per hour (SF nearly $100/hour) employment type: full-time
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California’s electrical construction industry is experiencing growth, which will continue for the foreseeable future. Unionized employers have an enormous demand for electrical workers of all classifications.
Many of our employers offer ample opportunity for overtime.
Many employers need apprentices.
The growing economy has increased worker demand, which we expect to continue well into the 2020’s.
In Northern California, there are high-tech campus projects that already employ thousands of our local and traveling members; we will need hundreds more in the coming years. Apple is building a second large complex in Santa Clara, and the Warriors Stadium is going up in San Francisco. Sacramento is seeing much more growth overall, with more downtown high rises and hospitals than ever before.
Employers in Southern California are also quite busy and very interested in receiving applications.
In Greater Los Angeles, there is a need for additional electricians. Dozens of jobs go unfilled every week despite the fact that in 2018 the Local brought in 1,500 new members. One of the major projects is a new Disney Star Wars attraction that is employing 300 of our members well into 2019. Other projects include heavy commercial builds, a new Rams stadium, refinery expansions and high-rises.
Elsewhere in the south, growth continues to offer opportunity. In addition to our regular retail, commercial, industrial, high-rise, hospital and petrochemical work, there are planned solar projects that will require as many as 500 electricians apiece for six-month builds.
Our 9,000-member line local is busy all the time with its obligations to Southern Cal Edison.
Workers enjoy employer-paid healthcare and retirement.
We have Locals in (Northern CA:) San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Vallejo, Castroville, Martinez, San Jose, Bakersfield, Santa Rosa, Dublin, San Matejo, San Luis Obispo and Modesto (Southern CA:) Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Riverside, Santa Ana, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura