5 Tips for Wildfire & Smoke Safety on the Job

This year was the largest wildfire season recorded in California history, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection—an unfortunate trend throughout the American West. And many in the U.S. Forest Service say people should get used to longer and more severe fire seasons in the future. That’s why learning more robust wildfire safety tips is essential for protecting your health in the workplace.   Here are five tips to help keep you safe…

Solving the Wind Talent Crunch

The US wind sector has something to celebrate—a boom in the last five years has led to 120,000 jobs in all 50 states. The problem is that there aren’t 120,000 qualified technicians to fill these roles. How can operators find skilled contractors? RigUp is using our expertise and industry-leading data to address these questions and help find solutions. A breakdown of the talent crunch problem Contractors are under pressure to reduce operating costs. One way…

RigUp Offers Free Solar Training As Demand For Workers Grows

Interested in a career in solar? RigUp pays to get you trained! RigUp is committed to putting people back to work. That’s why we’re proud to launch a new, free training program in the Austin area - with the goal of giving workers the skills they need to qualify for in-demand roles in the solar industry. The solar industry is one of the fastest growing industries in America. But right now, there aren’t enough workers…

How RigUp Puts the Power in Contractors’ Hands

  Whether it’s fishing with his 8-year-old son, serving as a volunteer firefighter, or spending time with his younger brother, family and community mean the world to Jonathan. That’s why it’s important that his job pays him a steady wage, but also keeps him close to his home in Emporium, PA. Jonathon is a solids tech who’s worked in the oil and gas industry for the past decade. While he’s had to travel to rigs…

7 Tips to Prevent Hand Injuries on the Job

When it comes to safety on the job site, the risk to your hands shouldn’t be overlooked. The hands are the most frequently injured part of the body. And in the oil and gas industry alone, hand injuries account for about one-third of all accidents. When most people think of hand injuries, they think of power tools. But hand injuries can be caused by many hazards - from pinch points and sharp objects to corrosives,…

RigUp Hiring Up to 350 Solar Professionals for Austin-area Project

Creating hundreds of local jobs to bring clean power to 25,000 homes Sept. 9, 2020 AUSTIN, TX - RigUp is excited to support construction of the Pflugerville Solar Project, helping staff up to 350 Austin-area jobs with skilled tradesmen who have previous solar and large scale construction experience.  The Pflugerville Solar Project is owned by Recurrent Energy, a leading utility-scale solar and storage project developer. Recurrent Energy signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Austin Energy…

Putting Solar Professionals to Work in Central Texas

Powering a Positive Energy Solution In Our Own Backyard RigUp is excited to support construction of the Pflugerville Solar Project helping staff up to 350 Austin-area jobs with skilled tradesmen who have previous solar and large scale construction experience.  Our hiring specialists are now looking for experienced professionals for immediate support of this project. If you or anybody in your professional network are interested, please apply at the link below.   Who We’re Hiring: -Construction and…

RigUp adds expertise to TWC forum on industry training during COVID-19

 What training is needed for the petroleum and alternative energy industries to thrive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? That was the focal point of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Upskill Forum, featuring Ron Nickelson, RigUp’s Head of Solar, along with the following expert panelists: -Brooke Polk, Director of Program Development and Technology at the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) -Linda Head, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor at Lone Star College -Tracee Herring,…

Latest News on Enhanced Unemployment Benefits

RigUp is committed to keeping you informed. We know it can be hard to keep track of what resources are available to you amid ongoing economic uncertainty. As of August 1, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance of $600 for eligible workers under the CARES Act has expired. But workers in some states who were originally eligible for these benefits may now benefit from additional funding allocated under a recent Presidential Memoranda.   How the Program Works…

Simple Ways to Improve Job Site Safety

At RigUp, safety is always our top priority. When it comes to the job site, it’s important each worker does their part to create a safe environment. One of the easiest ways to promote job site safety is by simply being aware of your surroundings. While that may seem obvious, there are many common distractions that can lead to preventable safety incidents. These can include things like loud noises, conversations with coworkers, multitasking, rushing to…

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