Water Sector Workforce Sustainability Initiative
There is a workforce crisis in the water utility industry caused by an unprecendented number of retiring employees, along with shifting demographics, and a declining number of science and technical students receiving degrees. This report frames the workforce challenges faced by water utilities and explores effective practices to address these workforce issues.
-presents a summary of issues facing utilities and the US labor force;
-identifies positions and functions that are at risk in utilities as a result of the changing labor force
-focuses on effective workforce practices in use by other industries
-presents potential funding sources for a utility sector collaborative initiative
-presents a possible model for developing a water-sector collborative program and recommended actions
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