Utility companies in Mississippi will soon have to file an additional annual report. The Public Service Commission will soon require the largest Mississippi utility companies to file annual reports of workforce demographics and description of their recruitment efforts at the state’es various colleges and universities.
The PSC said their mission is to promote the utility industry as a career field for Mississippians to explore. By collecting the data, they said they would be able to emphasize the importance of a well-diversified workforce to the utility companies.
“Careers in Mississippi’s utility industry – whether they be electric, gas, water, sewer, or telecommunications – are found in every community in the state,” said Public Service Commissioner Cecil Brown. “These are good-paying jobs that young people can obtain and begin their careers right here in Mississippi rather than looking out of the state. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the state’s utilities, colleges, and universities to help raise awareness of this lucrative career field.”
The utilities are required to file their first report on May 1, 2019.