California hopes to lure federal scientists unhappy with Trump
March 14, 2017
• CPUC head to conduct recruiting trip
• “On climate action, there’s a dark cloud hanging over Washington right now”
California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker will distribute flyers advertising dozens of California state job opportunities in front of the Washington, D.C., offices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy this week.
He hopes to encourage some of America’s top federal government scientists and experts who are unhappy with the direction being ordered by President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress to “go west” for better opportunities.
“On climate action, there’s a dark cloud hanging over Washington right now,” says Mr. Picker. “If climate scientists and experts want the opportunity to continue doing important work for the good of our planet, my message is simple: Come West, California is hiring.”
The CPUC, the California Air Resources Board, and the California Energy Commission are currently hiring dozens of new staff for positions working on climate change, renewable energy, air quality, and clean energy research and development – among many other opportunities.
Mr. Picker will hand out flyers to federal government employees, advertising opportunities to work for California state government on Wednesday, March 15, at the busy L’Enfant Plaza Metro Stop, adjacent to the U.S. Department of Energy, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and then on Thursday, March 16, at the Federal Triangle Metro Stop, adjacent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.