CUC wants to hire US workers for power plant jobs

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THE Commonwealth Utilities Corp. is looking for qualified U.S. workers to fill power plant positions that have been vacated by contract workers, CUC Executive Director Gary Camacho said.

The CWs had to “exit” the island in Oct. 2019 under federal rules.

Gary Camacho

Hiring qualified U.S. workers, Camacho said, is “the best thing; however, in the event that we don’t get qualified U.S. applicants,” CUC will try to rehire the CWs.

“At the end of the day, it’s a hazardous area [the power plant] and it is important that we have people who understand how to operate in an environment like that.”

CUC human resources manager Vivian Santos said of the 19 CWs, 18 worked at the power plant and one was with the engineering department.

Camacho said if CUC has to hire CWs, it will go through the required federal process and comply with all the guidelines of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of Labor.


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