By Denver Business Journal the Cedar Point wind farm in eastern Colorado. The 250-megawatt wind farm is being built by Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) â¿¿ the Broomfield-based U.S. unit of Britainâ¿¿s Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. â¿¿ and Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc. The power generated by the wind farm, expected to be operational in late 2011, will be bought by Xcel Energy Inc. Vestas officials said more workers are needed at each of its three plants, plus a new wind turbine blades plant under construction in Brighton: â¿¢ At the Windsor wind turbine blades plant, Vestas now employs about 600 people and expects to hire 100 more.
â¿¢ At the new blade plant in Brighton, scheduled to open in 2011, Vestas expects to hire 750 people.â¿¢ At the Brighton nacelles plant, about 280 employees have been hired and the factory expects it will have between 500 and 550 people when running at full capacity with three shifts. â¿¢ At the Pueblo towers factory, 283 employees have been hired and the plant expects to have 465 by the end of the year and about 500 employees when running at full capacity. About 70 percent of the jobs available are production jobs, according to Vestas. Vestas officials said the best way to apply for a position is to go to a website operated by SOS Staffing. Vestasâ¿¿ tower factory in Pueblo will be recruiting at the Southern Colorado Jobs and Career Fair at the Pueblo Convention Center on July 22. Available jobs at Vestasâ¿¿ Colorado plants include: production, welders, shipping and warehouse staff, quality inspectors, maintenance, buyers, accountants, and managers. The company pays wages of between $17 and $25 and hour for production staff. In addition, the company pays 100 percent of health care premiums for employees and their family, and offers four weeks of vacation a year. â¿¿We believe this attracts and retains the best talent in Colorado,â¿ said Gary Held, Vestasâ¿¿ manager for people and culture in the Brighton nacelles factory. Vestas estimates more than 2,500 workers helped to build the three existing factories. Copyright 2010 American City Business Journals http://denver.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2010/07/12/daily21.html?ana=thestreet