During construction, Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm provided many employment opportunities. The number of jobs varied according to the stage of construction but in August 2013, at the peak of construction, there were 602 people working on site, of which 45% were from the local community. This is a reflection of the contractor’s commitment to employ as many people from the local community as possible. A local community liaison officer has been appointed to facilitate this process.
In addition, many indirect jobs were created or sustained at local manufacturers and suppliers through the wind farm and its contractor’s procurement of goods and services from the local community.
Now in operation, Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm employs eleven people to operate and maintain the wind farm.