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Will The Utilities Industry Weather The Storm?

While many industries are taking a step back on hiring, one industry that has increased placements in March is the utilities industry. According to LinkedIn Data, there was a 5.8% increase in placements in utilities from February to March.

At ESPO, we’ve seen this first hand. When we compared Q1 of 2022 to Q1 of 2023, we saw an increase of over 55% in our orders in the utilities space. Utilities has been booming since 2020 and has yet to slow down.

Additionally, there has been a rise in the Environmental space.  As utilities are being “deployed”, more companies are focusing on what Environmental repercussions their services may have in certain geographic locations.  This continued focus on not just providing utilities, but also providing a cleaner more environmentally sound solution has significantly impacted the need for additional employees.

One reason why the utilities industry may be an attractive option for job seekers is that many of the jobs within the industry are relatively stable and offer competitive wages and benefits. For example, jobs in the energy sector often require specialized training and education, which can make them more secure and less vulnerable to outsourcing or automation.

Furthermore, as the utilities industry continues to grow and invest in new technologies, there may be opportunities for workers with skills in areas such as data analysis, renewable energy, and smart grid technology. This could lead to an increased demand for workers with specialized skills, which could contribute to job growth in the industry.

If you or someone you know is seeking a position in the utilities industry, contact ESPO by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (630) 789-2525.