Podcast

Opportunity Knocks For Water Professionals, Understaffed Operations

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The graying of our utility workforce has been well documented in recent years. Many have recently or will soon retire, and with them goes a significant amount of industry knowledge. As they leave, some aren't being replaced with a full-time worker, as municipal budgets are trimmed or funding is shifted toward infrastructure improvements.

That leaves a gaping hole for water talent — or WaterTalent — at suddenly understaffed treatment plants throughout the nation. Peter Brooks, the VP of WaterTalent, sat down with Water Online to discuss how his company is forging a new paradigm in utility and industrial operations staffing in response to labor trends, economic realities, and still in-demand water/wastewater treatment expertise.

WaterTalent has a pool of prequalified, prescreened, and fully insured operators that can pinch hit at utilities or businesses for short- or intermediate-term employment. The result is a win-win economically for both the operator and the client, and — most importantly — the vital work gets done correctly. Learn more by listening to the interview below.

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