Involving the community

PG&E continues our ongoing and open dialogue with the community about the Shell Pond cleanup and wetland restoration project. We welcome your calls and questions concerning any of our activities.

Now that the site’s cleanup is complete, the levee surrounding the pond is open. The open levee allows the area to return to natural wetlands. It also helps us reach one of the restoration effort’s main goals: providing the community with a safe and natural environment to visit and enjoy for many years to come.

 

Learning about employment during the project

More than 10 local individuals were hired to fill temporary jobs associated with the project. Unfortunately, due to a suspension of cleanup activities, some temporary employees were no longer needed on the project. We originally received more than 300 resumes from the local area and, after a sorting and screening process, we passed along more than 45 qualified applicants to Arcadis US and appropriate subcontractors.

Because the cleanup project was divided into phases, interviews and hiring were conducted in phases. The first round of interviews was conducted in September 2011 for administrative positions. The remaining interviews for laborers, drivers and equipment operators continued after the project restarted. Some of the positions were short-term and lasted just a few weeks, while other jobs were longer-term.