It’s no secret that the electrician profession in the United States is in crisis.
Over the last decade, more than 6,000 jobs have been lost, and over a million people have left the workforce.
The number of jobs in the field is expected to continue declining for decades.
And the workforce isn’t exactly thriving.
But the industry is facing its own challenges.
And in Kentucky, one of the fastest growing areas in the country, one thing that has become clear is that electricians need to be on the the same team.
It’s important that we keep electricians in touch with each other.
In a time of uncertainty, there are many things we can do to make our electricians happy and productive, said Lexington Kentucky Chief Electrician Chris Kocher.
Kocer is a member of the electricians union Local 15 and is a graduate of Kentucky State University and the University of Louisville.
“In this economy, there’s a lot of opportunities for our industry to grow, and we have to be mindful of the needs of our customers,” he said.
The state of Kentucky has had some of the largest declines in the number of electricians jobs in recent years, but the job market for the electric industry is improving, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
According to the Bureau, there were 8.9 million electricians workers in Kentucky in March of this year, down from 11.7 million in the same month last year.
However, that’s not a total decline.
The percentage of workers that are currently employed in the electric sector is up 4.5 percent from last year and that increase is driven by a large number of job openings.
“There are more than a half million jobs in electricians nationwide,” said Kentuckians for Electric Jobs, the local union that represents electricians.
The reason the number is so large, according a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, is that the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that in 2016, there was a 2.2 percent increase in the employment of electric workers in the U,S.
The report also found that there are approximately 16.3 million electrician jobs in Kentucky.
That means that there’s approximately 1,800 jobs in that sector.
That doesn’t even include the more than 5,400 jobs that are in other fields of the industry, or those that are still in development.
“We’re really excited about the economy and we’ve been waiting for that change for a long time,” said Kochel.
The union is pushing for electricians to become more engaged with their colleagues.
They’re also trying to ensure that their union is not a “closed shop” environment where they are the only ones that can call the shots.
“What we want to see is that our electrician union is welcoming all members, regardless of their background, regardless what they’ve been doing in their careers,” said Kimberly Sager, President of the Kentucky Electricians Association.
“They’re all working together and we’re all trying to make sure that they’re all part of the solution.
The more they are working together, the better.”