PG&E to hire 1,000 workers for Diablo Canyon outage

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will hold a job fair May 30 in San Luis Obispo in anticipation of hiring as many as 1,000 temporary workers for a refueling outage at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in early October.

The hiring fair will be held at the utility’s Energy Education Center, 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo. Two sessions will be held. One will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the other will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Various positions will need to be filled for the refueling and maintenance shutdown including those requiring administrative, maintenance and mechanical skills. The duration of the jobs varies but typically last from four to six weeks.

Information about fulltime jobs with PG&E is also available at the job fair.

Each of Diablo Canyon’s two nuclear reactors is shut down every 18 to 20 months for refueling. An outage was completed earlier this year and a job fair in the fall for that event attracted about 1,000 people, said Tom Cuddy, PG&E spokesman.

“We are expecting a similar number of people for this event,” he said.