Energy Industry 3 Million Jobs by 2020

The number of jobs in the Energy Sector will double in the next five years, according to a recent report by Manpower, the worldwide staffing company. More than half of energy employers say they are having great difficulties finding “the talent it needs.” 74 percent say the problem will get worse by 2020. The report summarizes, 'This skills gap could adversely affect our nation’s competitiveness and hurt the record-setting growth seen in the energy and manufacturing sectors unless immediate steps are taken to better educate young Americans in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

“It is important that we continue to provide students and their families the tools they need to succeed in an energy sector that, thanks to unprecedented growth, offers very challenging but highly-rewarding and growing careers,” said David Holt, president of CEA. “Our leaders, parents, and educators have known for years that schools need to put more emphasis on developing math and science skills.
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together consumers, producers and manufacturers to engage in a meaningful dialogue about America’s energy future. Our mission is to help ensure stable prices for consumers and energy security. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all consumers to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop and diversify our energy resources and energy’s importance to the economy. CEA promotes a thoughtful dialogue to help produce our abundant energy supply, and balance our energy needs with our nation’s environmental and conservation goals.
Consumer Energy Alliance is the voice of the energy consumer.  We provide consumers with sound, unbiased information on U.S. and global energy issues.  Our affiliates comprise a range of sectors from the energy industry, academia, small businesses, conservation groups to travel-related industries.
Consumer Energy Alliance advocates for an All of the Above energy plan. One energy source is not more important to the U.S. than another, each play an important economic, and sometimes national security, purpose. COAL, NUCLEAR, WIND