Now is the time to gain skills for trade jobs, electrician says

The company, a small team of two owners and an apprentice, said they are taking every precaution to stay safe and healthy.

Posted: Apr 20, 2020 4:42 PM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- An owner at an electric company in Junction City is encouraging the community to use this time to increase their skill set for trade jobs.

KEZI 9 News talked to Michelle Ericson with Balanced Electric.

RELATED: ELECTRICIAN WORK HELPS KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

“This time is a good time for those who are out of work that are in the trades to take this time to gain some knowledge and to better yourself in whatever trade you're doing," Ericson said.

The company, a small team of two owners and an apprentice, said they are taking every precaution to stay safe and healthy.

“We can't risk any of us being sick," Ericson said. "If any three of us got sick, we would have to literally just close our doors and quarantine ourselves because we are a small company.”

Ericson said that their overall goal is to be as safe as possible as they continue to work and meet the needs within the community.

As an “essential service” under Gov. Kate Brown’s order, Ericson said there has been some changes to how business is operated.

“Currently, we're looking at jobs as, ‘What can we do that is not in somebody's living space?' So anything that's in the garage or outside or where we don't have to be in someone's home,” Ericson said.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4302

Reported Deaths: 154
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah117159
Marion97326
Washington74317
Clackamas31711
Deschutes1270
Umatilla1203
Linn1179
Polk10012
Lane773
Yamhill707
Jackson670
Benton555
Clatsop450
Jefferson440
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos310
Douglas270
Wasco241
Josephine241
Hood River180
Columbia160
Lincoln150
Morrow120
Curry70
Union60
Tillamook60
Crook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 46°
Corvallis
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 49°
Roseburg
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 51°
North Bend
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 48°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events