First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) will kick off a job fair on Thursday April 24th at the Gold Coast Hotel to recruit new employees for the construction of a 250 Megawatt solar project to be built on the Moapa River Indian Reservation just north of Las Vegas. The owner of the project is Moapa Southern Paiute Solar, LLC and will use First Solar’s advanced photo-voltaic thin film solar modules to construct the project.
First Solar plans to hire for following positions
This project is expected to create 400 new construction jobs, and 8 ongoing operations and maintenance positions.
Job opportunities include openings in two segments. First is Laborer & Operator Positions, which require Fork Lift Operator, Skid Steer Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Water Truck Driver, Crew Leads, General Labor and for positions for Construction Services.
Secondly, the positions are required for Project Site, which includes opening for Logistics-Spotter, Logistics- Traffic Controller, Quality Technicians, Janitorial Staff, Safety Technicians and Project Administrator.
Recent developments in Australia
Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) is expected to announce an agreement under which it would supply technology to remote mining projects in Australia so that the resources companies can save on fuel cost. The largest solar panel maker in the United States is planning to develop around 200 megawatts of capacity for the mining industry in the coming years, according to Jack Curtis, First Solar’s Sydney-based vice president of business development for the Asia-Pacific.
The Tempe, Arizona-based company is attempting to integrate solar power with diesel. Curtis said in a statement that in an environment where the meaning of profitability has evolved as the mining industry focuses on cost control, the electricity powering the mines is becoming a significant item and solar panels are an alternative to these.
First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) is looking forward to install a solar system at the industrial sites and warehouses where it could power a whole project efficiently in regions such as Saudi Arabia, India and South America.
On Monday, First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) shares were up 2.81% at $69.21. Year to date the shares are up around 25%.