As promised, Florida Power & Light’s $766 million Turkey Point uprate project has provided a much-needed boost to the South Florida communities around it.In the last year, the work has already created 3,200 construction jobs in Miami-Dade County, where the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics pegged the unemployment rate at 11.5 percent in September. In addition to the plant’s 800 permanent employees, the construction workforce will max out at 5,000 by the end of January.In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, Mary Finlan, executive director of the Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce, said the influx of workers and capital has had an enormous impact. “A couple of our Realtors are up to their eyeballs in requests to find housing, and the restaurants are noticing it big time,” she said.FP&L plans to upgrade four of its reactors in Florida at its Turkey Point and St. Lucie plants. The NRC expects their uprate applications will be complete in either the first or second quarters of next year. FP&L reports each uprate calls for a 100-megawatt power increase, which at Turkey Point amounts to about 14 percent more power. According to the NRC, Turkey Point units 3 and 4 last received uprates of 4.5 percent each in 1996. Both units are Westinghouse pressurized water reactors first licensed in the early 1970s.
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are they hiring any security people to protect the workers coming in and out of the Turkey Point plant?
Unfortunately, most (90-95%) of the "construction jobs" mentioned in the screed above have gone to out-of-town-based contract labor. The lodging/dining indusrty is the big winner in and around Florida City...Nothing new there.
I am intrested in a possition in the electrical side of it. I will send resume but need information first. Thank you
Hi I have a CDL Class A license and I live in Homestead about 10 minutes from Turkey Point. I have 7 years experience in construction and I was wondering if there are any openings in that field at Turkey Point?
We are electrician with long experience in the industry, both with electrical license (Master). we wwill nedd more information and or open positions that you have in this moment to work. if you like, you can contact us to any of the website listed above.
Hi im from australia im a concreter my email adress is garrygeale @gmail.com
about 30% are from Florida , which is a very high amount for the industry , considering the amount of training in the various fields , besides the on site nuclear training . and of course , its organized labor . You want someone coming off the street , working at your nuke plant . We are a highly trained traveling work show , that sacrifices a lot of family time , to help keep your nuclear plants safe and running in an efficient manner
Hi; i am a maintenance mechanic, millwright looking for the names of the big outage contractors for turkey point. I have 5 years experience working outages in pa. and ohio. i am a USW LOCAL 9477 MEMBER looking to get back into working the outages as a millwright, maintenance mechanic, tool room attendant, firewatch,laborer if nothing else works out. my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
To anonymous we have plenty of Union qualified tradesmen right here in south Florida who are in desperate need of a job, I understand the rest of the country is also in need but being that this is our back yard shouldn't we have gotten 1st option? I feel that this is so unfair and ridiculous that they would give work to out of towners rather than the people that live right here in south Florida. :(