NM Wind and Solar Industry Ready to Hire Hundreds

NM Wind and Solar

While the media is often awash with stories about the future creation of green jobs, these have a habit of being just far enough over the horizon to stretch believability. So it’s always good to see reports of jobs that are more imminent such as these in New Mexico:

If you’re ready to relocate, southern Chamberino Colonia has 315 higher-paying wind and solar jobs available.

According to the 2010 census, Chamberino Colonia, located in Doña Ana County close to the Mexico/New Mexico border, had a population of  919. Listed as a ghost town on Ghosttowns.com, as of the 2019 census, the 3.057-square-mile unincorporated community had a population of just 625. Buzzing activity in an unused 68,000-square-foot warehouse, however, will soon create over 300 jobs and, with any luck, reverse the exodus, adding numbers to the dwindling population.

Wind Turbine & Energy Cables Corp. (WTEC Energy), a wind and solar energy supplier, is expanding into Doña Ana County and will give the old facility a new lease on life, creating 315 jobs over a five-year period. The warehouse was previously the site of a pet food processing plant and later a local packaged food operation. WTEC purchased the property for renovation and will begin manufacturing power cables for wind and solar technologies early in 2022. Read the full article on The Paper.

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