Building a career in the Wind Industry

MARSHALL — There are about 3,000 jobs out there in the construction field that could be filled with local laborers if they had the right training, according to Lucas Franco with Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA).

It is a major goal of LIUNA to help construction companies find local laborers that are qualified for even the most complicated jobs, its research manager said.

LIUNA was one of the 125 exhibitors at the recent career expo held at Southwest Minnesota State University providing career education information to students.

Franco and director of LIUNA’s apprenticeship program, Gary Larsen, manned the recruiting booth to show area sophomores and juniors they could be out in the field making good money in a few short weeks instead of four to five year

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