Oakland, California, Feb. 10, 2021—Oakland electricians who are not currently certified will be required to complete an apprenticeship, which is expected to save the city more than $100,000 per year in wages and health insurance premiums, according to an advisory by the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries.
Oakland Electricians are currently required to work for the City of Oakland in the Department of Public Works and Highways and have to complete the required training to be eligible for the job.
Oakland Electricians who have completed the apprenticeship will be eligible to work as electricians in the City for an additional six months, while other applicants will be able to take a training program that requires a minimum of two years of experience and six years of work experience.
Oaklanders who have already completed a training course, however, will be allowed to work full-time for the city, while those who have not completed the training will be assigned to other duties.
Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that there are more than 8,000 people in the city of Oakland, including about 9,000 electricians.
The Bureau of Labour Statistics data shows that Oakland has the highest number of registered electricians per capita in the nation at 1,845.
A survey conducted by the Department and Bureau of Statistics in 2017 found that more than 60 percent of Oakland residents believe that Oakland residents should be required by law to work more hours, with more than 50 percent saying they would not want their own family to be burdened with having to work overtime.
The Bureau of the Census, which provides statistical data and data analysis, is the government agency that oversees the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis.