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WG&L goes to schools for employees

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March 25, 2008

Albany -- Water Gas and Light is hitting high schools looking for potential employees.

Every year WG&L puts on a presentation for high school and middle school students about opportunities they offer.

There are 150 different jobs available through the utility company. The program was started to take a proactive approach to a lineman shortage.

"It's just a wonderful way to look at what your options are if you do want to stay in Albany once you graduate. And we also tell them where the schools are available to get the necessary degrees so that they can come back to work for us," said WG&L Assistant General Manager, Lorie Farkas.

Three students now attending technical school in Americus are scheduled to come on board as electrical linemen. Last year WG&L suffered a shortage when several lineman resigned to work for competitors.

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