by Grant McCormick, The Chicago Times
May 17, 2022
CHICAGO – ComEd announces expansion of apprenticeship program to hire entry level workers to meet future demand.
“Illinois’ clean energy transformation requires a highly trained energy workforce, and ComEd is investing to expand apprenticeship pathways and to recruit more diverse, local talent to meet future demand. To prepare for clean energy growth and electrification of transportation and other sectors, ComEd today announced that it will hire 180 new entry-level employees in 2022 and fill 500 entry-level roles in the next three years.” ComEd said in a press release.
Between May 23 and June 9, 2022, ComEd will open the application process for new overhead helper jobs. Qualifying candidates will begin a paid apprenticeship program at $28 an hour and have a chance to earn full-time employment as a union line worker.
ComEd offers an average $80,000 starting salary for overhead helpers in addition to full medical, dental, and retirement (401k and pension), and continuing education.
“At ComEd, the men and women serving as utility and construction workers play a critical role in delivering safe, reliable and resilient power that over 9 million people in our communities depend upon every day. As we work to expand clean energy access and meet new demands in today’s climate and economy, ComEd is investing to expand the pipeline of diverse, local talent, and will bring aboard more skilled workers from our communities who want to play a role in powering our clean energy future.” said Gil C. Quiniones, CEO of ComEd.
ComEd applicants must meet minimum qualifications, such as having a GED/high school diploma, driver’s license and the ability to earn a commercial driver’s license (CDL) permit A. In addition, applicants with overhead line experience, climb or trades school training, military service, and skilled trades experience will be given priority consideration.
For more information, applicants should visit http://www.exeloncorp.com/careers to apply or set up a job alert notifying them of when new positions are available. Information is also available at http://www.comed.com/workforce.