Arbetsförmedlingen, The Swedish Employment Service, has a desire to improve our knowledge and our services within the wind energy sector, says Anna-Karin Johansson and Roland Alm, from the Employment Service in Piteå, visiting the Winterwind 2012 to learn more about the area and make contacts.
Does the wind power create new jobs?
– Definately, says Roland Alm.
The past two years, approximately 60 new fitter jobs created in the region as a result of establishments. Given all the planned projects, the impact on employment levels will grow, according to the two colleagues.
Previously, wind power companies themselves trained staff for their needs. But since last fall, Arbetsförmedlingen offers education programs in collaboration with Lernia, in Strömsund and Piteå.
In addition the Emplyment Service educate their own advisers. Those who worked on the construction industry adds on the wind energy industry as their responsibility.
In addition to the jobs created in the projects, mainly fitter job, the synergy effects are expected to be important as well, says Roland Alm.
– In Markbygden in Piteå, where a big plant is planned, the villages today lead a fading life. There will be a boost. Maybe someone will start a restaurant, maybe some kind of overnightservice. In all cases there will be a demand for this during the construction phase, he says.