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Renewables Provide Optimism, Jobs for Changing Energy Climate

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

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We were all glad to see the doors close on 2020. As we made the transition to 2021, we were looking forward to new opportunities and more positive vibes.

On the job front, the U.S. unemployment rate continues to fall, landing at 6 percent last month with more than 900,000 job openings the same month, according to a Washington Post article.

While the majority of job loss were in industries such as leisure and hospitality, health services and eduction, the oil and gas industry suffered the loss of more than 100,000 jobs between March and August last year, according to an October article by Forbes.

The industry likely won't return to pre-pandemic operations with the same workforce, but this provides a tremendous opportunity—with current skills, experience, training—to look at things differently as we find ourselves in an energy transition. What does that mean? Read: Where Can My Oil and Gas Skills Take Me in the Energy Transition?

—Monique Jozwiakowski

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