SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), the nation's #1 solar power provider, today announced it has opened a new corporate office in the Vista Station development in Draper, Utah. Since opening its downtown Salt Lake City corporate office earlier this summer, SolarCity has hired 220 employees in Utah and expects to create thousands of new jobs over the next ten years, primarily in professional services functions such as accounting, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and sales support.
A recent report released by Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2, called Utah a "hive of clean energy activity" and ranked it the #1 state for clean energy job creation. According to the report, Utah led the nation by announcing nearly 3,000 jobs in the second quarter of 2015. This marks the state's fourth consecutive quarter on the E2 Jobs Report top ten clean energy states list.
"SolarCity's expansion in Utah is a welcome move in a state that works hard to provide a business-friendly climate for such investments. I know the company will feel at home in Draper, and I expect to see great things from them in the future," said U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
SolarCity is leading the adoption of mainstream solar in communities across the country while simultaneously creating jobs that contribute to a clean energy economy. The company also plans to continue working alongside Utah policymakers to strengthen the state's environmental policies and clean air initiatives.
SolarCity employs more than 15,000 people nationwide and provides approximately one out of every three solar systems in the U.S.
Candidates interested in employment opportunities in Utah can review available positions and contact SolarCity directly via its online jobs form at www.solarcity.com/jobs.
About SolarCity SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 19 states. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.
SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
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