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COVID-19

Please click here for the EMERGENCY AMENDMENT to our Hiring Hall Rules,

effective March 23, 2020.

Please continue to check the COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES page on our website (click here to be redirected)  and follow our Local 48 Facebook page.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 Local 48 will be closing its business office effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Local 48 staff will still be dispatching members as outlined in the Emergency Amendment to the Hiring Hall Rules. If you feel that you need in person assistance, please call 503-256-4848.  Basic dues may be paid by phone, online or mail. The Local’s staff will continue to serve our membership via phone and e-mail during this difficult time. You can find all staff phone numbers and e-mails under the Leadership Tab of this website. 

Job Opportunities for Licensed Electricians

Licensed Electricians are in High Demand by Today’s Employers

The demand for licensed electricians has never been higher. That’s great news for Journey-level electricians ready to seek out new job opportunities in the Portland and Vancouver area. We invite you to check out any of the 200+ employers currently operating in our area. Research potential employers, find out who is currently hiring, and begin your next exciting career move today!

2020 IBEW Electrician Wage Information

View the latest electrician wage rate and package information for IBEW members:

  • Commercial Industrial Journey-Level Electricians
  • Material Handlers
  • Sound & Communications LEA
  • Sound & Communications Installers
  • Residential Master Electricians
  • Residential Journey-Level Electricians

Learn More About Opportunities for Licensed Electricians

Don't have a license yet? Inquire about starting a new career as an electrician.

Benefits of Working with IBEW Partner Employers

Excellent wage opportunities for licensed electricians.

Our employers recognize the value of a skilled electrical workforce. That’s why IBEW partner employers pay some of the best wages and benefits in the industry.

Full family healthcare at no premium cost to you.

Our employers pay into a health-care trust on your behalf for every hour that you work. The amount they pay funds your current healthcare and your healthcare if you retire before Medicare eligibility begins. These contributions can also build a reserve account to help you pay your insurance if you are ever unemployed.

Three different retirement plans for IBEW Local 48 members.

Our diversified retirement plans are entirely employer funded with no employee match required, helping you plan for retirement and ensure you can provide for your family today and in the future.

Earn vacation pay for every hour you work!

Every licensed electrician working for any of our employers will also have funds diverted from each paycheck to their “Vacation Account”. This savings account is yours to spend however you like. Don’t want to spend it on vacation? No problem. You’ll have access to the cash as soon as it is deposited into your account each month.

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