FALL RIVER, Mass. -- SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) is expanding its Massachusetts presence with a new 8,500 square foot Fall River operations center. Initial headcount at the new operations center—SolarCity’s fifth in Massachusetts—brings the company’s total Massachusetts workforce to more than 600 people. The company is actively hiring additional installers, sales and support staff in the area.
“I am thrilled to see SolarCity renewing their commitment to the Commonwealth as they expand and create jobs,” said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash. “Their innovative business model helps relieve the energy cost burden on homeowners and businesses, and gives residents an opportunity for smart investment in clean, renewable energy. I look forward to a continued partnership as the Baker-Polito administration works to build a broad base for economic growth.”
SolarCity makes it possible for many Massachusetts homeowners to go solar with no upfront cost and immediately pay less for solar than they would otherwise pay for power from their utility provider. SolarCity’s popular approach to solar has made the company the #1 solar provider in the country and in Massachusetts.
Most of the local jobs created with this expansion are in solar installation—the fastest growing solar jobs sector in the country . There are approximately 40 staff working out of the new operations center today, and, when fully staffed, it is expected to employ more than 80 people. SolarCity will post future employment opportunities online at www.solarcity.com/jobs.
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