IEC ED Niel Dawson Update – January 8th
As if we didn’t have enough head spinning COVID and PPP issues to deal with in 2020, now in 2021 we will be dealing with a new administration and congress that will have new agendas, regulations and tax implications that business owners must be on the watch for. IEC will be monitoring, deciphering and provide guidance on these issues throughout 2021 for our membership.
The first informational session regarding these issues will be a series of seminars on “Preparing Your Business for the Biden Administration.” On January 12th in Atlanta, Attorney Chris Caiaccio of Townsend Kilpatrick will provide a presentation that will cover Labor Relations (union activity), Changes to Wage and Hour Law, OSHA, Leave Laws, EEO and Pay Equity. This same presentation will be provided on February 5th in Macon, Feb. 12th in Augusta, Feb. 19th in Columbus and Feb. 26th in Savannah. Be sure to sign up here to get first hand information to guide your business in 2021.
New PPP Second Draw Eligibility
In order to receive a PPP second draw loan under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, eligible entities must:
– Employ not more than 300 employees
– Have used or will use the full amount of their first PPP loan; and
– Demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts in the first, second, or third quarter of 2020 relative to the same quarter in 2019
This class prepares your new workers with the basic skills to succeed. Class is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from February 1st to February 24th. Only 14 seats are available for this program. Register your worker today.
On January 1, 2021 revisions to Georgia’s statutory lien and bond waiver forms and the affidavits to withdraw those will take effect. The revised law will make significant changes regarding statutory waviers effective January 1, 2021
Below are the new Georgia formats effective January 1, 2021:
The 2021 Resource Directory has shipped and you should have received your copy. Please contact Marie Thornton at email@example.com if you have not received yours.
IEC Georgia partner member Mayer in Augusta Georgia moved into a beautiful brand new building with an awesome training center. Jeff McFadden, Augusta Branch Manager, contacted IEC to state they had built a nice training room that was sitting empty at night and offered IEC Georiga’s Apprenticeship Program the opportunity to use the facility to conduct classes. Please thank Mr. McFadden and or support Mayer Electric when making buying decisions.
Welcome New Members
Cornerstone has provided customer focused solutions in the Low Voltage Industry for more than 25 years; Cornerstone Security, Inc. has become a premier leader specializing in Life Safety, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Surveillance, and Communication Systems. Find out more about Cornerstone Control Systems
Daren Hoeffner/ Germaine Devane
5600 Oakbrook Parkway, Suite 240
Norcross, GA 30093
fax (770) 448-5436
Field Workers: 21-30
Member Since: 12/15/2020
Acuity Brands is a new Diamond level Atlanta Chapter partner member that is a market-leading industrial technology company. They design, manufacture and bring to market innovative products and services. Some of their products consist of indoor/ outdoor lighting, controls, life safety, building management and more. Find out more about Acuity Brands.
Dani Senne/ Tricia Foster
1400 Lester Rd. NW
Conyers, GA 30012
Partner Since: 1/05/2021
Current Demands, Inc.
Current Demands, Inc. provides reliable residential and commercial electrical services throughout metro Atlanta, Georgia. They service any type of electrical project, from troubleshooting and repair, to electrical system upgrades and new electrical installations including popular low voltage systems.
Mike W. Daniels, Jr.
1202 North Tennessee Street, #203
Cartersville, GA 30120
fax (770) 382-9321
Member Since: 01/05/2021
IEC National Workforce Development Toolkit
Ready to start your 2021 apprentice recruitment with a bang? IEC has developed a Workforce Development Toolkit that will give you everything you need to attract the next generation of electrical professionals this year.
The kit includes the following must-have recruitment aides:
A comprehensive Apprenticeship Brochure
A one-page summary of what electricians actually do
A list of talking points to use during your presentations to prospects
A list of organizations to target for recruitment
A quick fact sheet including demographic information on electricians
A checklist and sample agenda for presentations
Private recruitment opportunities are available if your organization prefers recruitment focused on your company’s needs. Delast Muhammad organizes interviews just for the positions needed. Delast has also organized mock interviews and resume building workshops to better prepare candidates to meet with contractors. Reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your interview sessions.
Recruitment is at the top of the list for IEC contractors. IEC works for you to assist with the resources needed. More career fairs are scheduled for 2021. The schedule will be coming out soon!
If you have workers needing training in the Columbus, GA area, you have until December 22nd to have them registered. Have your workers complete the application online today! Apprenticeship Application
OSHA has provided an updated list of general COVID-19 resources grouped by agency, a section with resources on reopening workplaces, cloth face coverings and respiratory protection, vaccines, and additional industry-specific COVID-19 resources grouped by industry. Learn more
We are facing unprecedented times with Covid-19 which is severely crippling some industries while leaving others relatively intact. Within the electrical construction industry, some businesses are feeling the impact more than others. Some are crushing under the weight of the pandemic while others remain relatively unaffected.
Here is a high-level overview of how 4 different sectors within the construction and electrical industry and how they have been operating during the pandemic.
1. Hospital Construction… More info.