The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 750,000 members in both the United States and Canada who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. IBEW Local 1340 was established January 2, 1943 to represent area members in Hampton Roads. We furnishes thoroughly trained electricians and technicians that bring world-class construction, maintenance and installation service to every project – on time and on budget.
Our craftsmen are skilled in more than fifteen different types of electrical work, including commercial, communication technology, direct digital controls, electric signs, energy maintenance, generator set, industrial, life safety, lightening protection, marine, motor controls, motor repair, power quality correction, residential, solar energy systems, sports lighting, street lighting/traffic control, temporary power systems & voice-data-video.
IBEW 1340 Offers Contractors Top Talent Recruitment
We continuously recruit, train and provide employment opportunities for as many quality electrical workers as possible. Our staff is dedicated to acquiring the best and brightest members available so that we can provide contractors with a workforce that is second to none at a cost of only pennies an hour.
We can supply you with electricians and technicians with all the talent, commitment and drive you need to be competitive in the industry. As one of the most productive workforces in North America, I.B.E.W. electricians install your clients’ projects right the first time, every time.
In fact, a recent independent study of the construction industry conducted for the Construction Users Round Table (C.U.R.T) found that union construction work sites are 17% more productive than non-union sites. This is a testimony of our commitment to the growth of your business.
IBEW Local 1340 offers you quality electricians that are drug-tested and safety-trained by OSHA standards. The quality healthcare and retirement plans offered to our members are our assurance of drawing you top talent for every job. This enables you to save the time and money you now spend on recruitment advertisements and job interviews, and you will never have to worry about a training program again.
Training Is The Difference!
IBEW Local 1340 electricians and technicians are among our region’s best-trained and most highly skilled electrical workers. This is because of our nationally recognized apprenticeship training and journeyman upgrade programs, which are maintained by the National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center (NJATC) and certified by the United States Department of Labor – Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training.
Each apprentice is required to complete five-years of classroom instruction studying electrical theory and work safety totaling 900 hours, in conjunction with a mandatory 8,000 hours of on-the-job training with the oversight of skilled journeymen. This rigorous program produces well-rounded electrical workers capable of immediate placement on your commercial or industrial project as well as any one of several other areas in which journeyman status will qualify him or her.
As a signatory contractor, you’ll never again have to worry about hiring poorly skilled or inadequately trained electrical workers. That’s because IBEW Local 1340 runs a state-of-the-art training facility for apprentices and journeymen right in Newport News.
Prior to becoming one of our apprentices, each candidate is required to demonstrate their proficiency in algebra and geometry in addition to literacy. All applicants for our program are required to have a high school diploma or GED, have passed algebra and have a valid driver’s license. Each applicant is then interviewed by a joint board of local area contractors and Local 1340 electricians to learn about their interpersonal skills, attitude, work ethic, dependability and determination to complete the program.
Our journeymen electricians and technicians are strongly encouraged to partake in additional programs for upgrade training to keep their skills on the cutting edge of technology. Many of these classes are offered at little or no cost.
You get Hiring Flexibility!
IBEW Local 1340 knows that one of the most challenging aspects of a contractor’s job is trying to maintain enough work to meet payroll during lean times — and figuring out how to quickly acquire qualified workers so that you can successfully bid on challenging projects as opportunities arise. And we understand how budgetary and scheduling needs can dramatically vary from one month — even one day — to the next.
As a signatory contractor, you can keep employee costs low until you have a need for an expanded workforce.
The composition of your regular workforce is entirely up to you at all times. If you feel comfortable with the workers you’ve had for years, don’t change a thing – in fact, you can take advantage of upgrade training for you current workforce, making them the most productive electrical workers possible You can add to your current team from the union pool only when you need to augment your workforce. Or reconfigure your crew altogether using Local 1340 workers. The decision is entirely yours.