10 percent of utility industry linemen ready to hang it up by 2010

NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) figures show as many as 41 percent of CEOs, more than 17 percent of engineers and operations professionals, and nearly 10 percent of lineworkers could call it a career by 2010.  According to Russell Turner, NRECA principal, that equates to a shortage of as many as 10,000 linemen within the next 3 years.


Ira S Wolfe