By Patrick O’Grady
Phoenix Business Journal
Arizona Public Service Co. is one of 32 companies to sign on to an agreement between the Nuclear Energy Institute and the U.S. Navy about creating a potential employee pipeline for the industry.
The agreement, announced Wednesday, would help the groups collaborate on educating future generations of engineering talent to help staff the nation’s nuclear reactor fleet. It comes as the industry is expecting to hire about 25,000 employees, or roughly one-quarter of its workforce, in the next four years.
APS was one of many utilities that signed on to the non-binding agreement as it looks to find replacements for the workers at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix. The plant is owned by seven utilities and APS provides the operations at the plant, the nation’s largest.
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