American Clean Power Week 2022

From August 15-19, 2022, Progressive celebrates American Clean Power Week to help spread awareness of clean energy’s economic and social benefits.

The clean energy industry, which includes renewable energy, is revolutionizing the way we generate and use electricity. Technological advances within the industry are creating the solutions needed to combat the disastrous effects of climate change.

In addition to powering a cleaner, safer future, the clean energy transition will create millions of jobs and significantly reduce dependency on imported energy.

Jobs in Clean Energy

The booming renewable energy industry needs trained, qualified talent to help the U.S. keep up with a soaring demand for electricity. According to the World Resources Institute, modernizing America’s electric grid infrastructure could create 150,000 to 200,000 full-time jobs each year through 2030.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed in November 2021, provides funding for infrastructure upgrades and new spending to the tune of $1 trillion. The effect will result in boosting competitiveness within the industry to create better jobs. Increased reliance on clean energy will require a host of specialized profiles to produce, manage and distribute clean energy, from engineering talent to administrative and corporate professionals.

The Biden-Harris Administration is prioritizing the expansion of clean power and sees it as a major contributing factor in connecting more people to good-paying jobs that provide opportunities for financial success. The goal is strengthening America’s clean energy workforce through union density and increased opportunities for diverse people. Raising the standards for salaries, benefits, and flexibility in the industry is only going to further propel the engineering job market.

Additionally, these new initiatives are designed to lower electricity costs for more American families and increase access to power for underprivileged and historically overlooked people, creating equity in housing across the nation through clean energy.

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Progressive Helps Create the Future of Renewable Energy

Providing employment solutions to companies in need of skilled renewable energy talent helps build the future. Our deep knowledge of the green energy market makes us uniquely positioned to help companies and professionals succeed in today’s rapidly changing environment.

Though Progressive’s parent company, Specialist Staffing Group, has been operating in the STEM staffing industry for almost 40 years, the U.S. renewable energy branch of the business began with a small team located in Houston. Progressive’s presence has expanded to additional offices in Chicago and Boston, and penetrated job markets in several American cities.

Globally, we have over 50 recruitment consultants that specialize in solar energy, wind energy, and battery storage helping make employment matches. Since 2019, our global renewable energy business has seen 46% growth as of 2022. In 2021, we filled over 738 renewable energy jobs globally.

Filling talent gaps is our specialty. Find out more from our case study.

Start a Career in Clean Energy

With thousands of new jobs becoming available every year, there is no better time to make the decision to join this booming and innovative sector. Many skilled professionals are transitioning from oil & gas, other engineering, and STEM related fields to enter the industry and take advantage of this hot job market.

Are you ready to advance your clean energy career? Get in touch with an energy consultant today.

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