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Local St. Pete company hiring hundreds of employees

Training provided on-site
Posted at 5:56 PM, Sep 07, 2016

If you're looking to change careers with work perks, your dream job may be waiting in St. Petersburg. Electrical contracting company Power Design will pay you and train you at the same time.  

Lunchtime volleyball, a 12,000 sq. ft. gym and sleek couches are not necessarily what you'd picture inside an electrical contracting company building.

"No matter if it's hey 11 o' clock in the morning and I just had a difficult meeting and I want to go blow off some steam or hey let's try to, let's try to put together a game of volleyball, they are encouraged to use this throughout the day," Meredith Zdon, chief operating officer of Power Design, said.

Just a few perks of working at Power Design, but maybe more importantly, they provide weeks of job training in house. The company has added 400 jobs so far this year and are slated to add another 400 in 2017.

They said you don't have to have experience to join the team.

"We look at their soft skills as well as we gain a lot of best practices when an employee comes from another industry," Zdon said.

It's something Rey Gonzales discovered when he moved into a project engineer position.

"I wanted to grow, I did not want to go back to school and just seeing what our training department has here on site I took advantage of it," Gonzales said.

Power Design is hiring in multiple fields, like IT, HR, project engineering and project managing. Salaries vary, some around $50,000 and other well into six figures.

"We don't want them to have to look elsewhere we want to retain our strong talent and then develop them," Zdon said.

To find out more about Power Design, visit their website