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20 reasons to hire a NECA-IBEW Electrician in 2020

Where do you turn when you need an electrician? Whether for your home or for your business, it’s best to be prepared and have the due diligence completed before you have an urgent need. NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors provide commercial, industrial and residential customers with world-class electrical services from a highly trained, IBEW workforce throughout […]

Struthers AMVETS hall gets an assist from local union electricians

The holidays were made a little brighter — quite literally — for the members of AMVETS Post 44 in Struthers. NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor Santon Electric and the Youngstown LMCC combined to donate the labor involved in performing an LED lighting upgrade to the facility. Materials were donated by YESCO. “Our members and contractors are […]

Joe Dickey’s turkey of a tale illustrates the customer-first mindset of successful small businesses

Power outages don’t only happen Monday through Friday from 8 to 5. As any small business would attest, particularly in the service industry, sometimes the phone rings after hours. As we mark Small Business Saturday two days after Thanksgiving, it’s an ideal time to revisit an anecdote shared by “Joe” Dickey Electric founder, Joe Dickey, […]

Are you smarter than a college graduate? The case for becoming an electrician, one of the highest-paying jobs that doesn’t require a college degree

Before ever stepping foot into the workforce, many college students have accumulated four years or more of student loan debt. And many of them experience shock or panic when they receive their first bill, some of whom haven’t even secured a full-time job yet. Last year, 69 percent of college students took out student loans, […]

Warren JATC promotes apprenticeships at Eastwood Mall career fair

Busloads of juniors and seniors from Trumbull County high schools converged on the closed Sears store in the Eastwood Mall to learn about their various options after graduation. The event was organized by Junior Achievement and the Trumbull County Educational Service Center. Among the 80-plus exhibitors competing for students’ attention was a contingent from IBEW […]

Skilled Trades Expo highlights in-demand jobs with no college debt

“No college debt and a good-paying career.” That’s the message students from across the Mahoning Valley and Western Pennsylvania heard Thursday at the inaugural Skilled Trades Expo at the Canfield Fairgrounds. “The reality is we initially expected around 1,500 students, and we had close to 4,500 in attendance,” said Ed Emerick, training director, Youngstown Area […]