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Georgia Solar Workers Needed to Gather MONDAY to Support Job Creation in Brooks County

The world’s largest utility company - USA-based NextEra Energy - is working with the Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council on a project to build a solar farm in Brooks County, Georgia. This would be NextEra’s second farm in Brooks County. The first farm is currently under construction and has spurred economic growth in the area because of the hundreds of jobs the carpenters union secured and created for local residents. NextEra approached the SECRC for assistance with local zoning issues for the second farm, with the hope of leveraging relationships formed in the first farm project.

The immediate task is getting a large number of people to attend the August 5th Brooks County Commissioners meeting. The SECRC has committed to turning out workers and family members who live in Brooks County to attend the Monday, August 5 Commission meeting in support of LOCAL JOBS!

“The goal is to have many of our members attend this meeting to support moving the project forward with a focus on creating jobs for Brooks County residents,” said Tom Jenkins, EST of the SECRC.

If you can attend this meeting as a union member and resident of Brooks County, please contact Brett Hulme, SECRC Political/Communications Director, at 404-293-3596 or bhulme@secarpenters.org.

SECRC Political/Communications Director Brett Hulme talks with an OSHA 10 class in Moultrie on the upcoming Solar project. He educated participants on the project and the importance of attending the Brooks County Commission meeting on Monday August 5 to support moving the project forward.