The US Department of Energy has also estimated that the demand for electricity will increase 50 percent in the next 20 years.
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Job opportunities in the renewable energy industry will increase tremendously with Washington’s proposed green budget. President Obama’s proposed energy budget is a clear indication that Washington is serious about environment and energy independence. While promoting the recovery plan with secretary Chu, he said, ''Your mission is so important and will only grow as we seek to transform the ways we produce and use energy for the sake of our environment, our security – and our economy.'' The US Department of Energy has also estimated that the demand for electricity will increase 50 percent in the next 20 years.
In this scenario, jobs in the energy sector are bound to increase. The quest to produce more renewable energy and use it more efficiently will create a need for skilled workers. In this challenging time of economic meltdown, this will help both the US workers as well as green technologies. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is beginning to partner with federal and state programs as well as clean energy companies to help build a talented and knowledgeable workforce as reported by the US Department of Energy.
''The shift to advanced renewable energy will create thousands of new jobs,'' says A. Harrison Barnes, the CEO of EnergyCrossing. ''With Obama’s plan of investing $15 billion a year, green jobs and industries in America will definitely grow.'' The nation’s supply of renewable energy will double in the next three years. The energy industry attracts a large number of job seekers for various types of jobs. Jobs in sustainable energies are already gaining momentum. ''Some sectors like wind, hydropower, solar, etc. have already started generating jobs,'' add Barnes.
Jobs will be generated, but how does one access these jobs. Renewable energy sector is huge and a large variety of professionals can get into this industry. But the challenge lies in finding the right position. Researchers at EnergyCrossing are constantly on the move collecting each and every energy job and putting it on EnergyCrossing.
''In this market it is extremely hard to get a job with a recruiter, and recruiters typically work with very few companies,'' says Barnes. ''Job openings that are not widely known or publicized are the easiest jobs to get, and our researchers scour numerous sources to find those kinds of jobs,'' he adds.
EnergyCrossing was launched to help professionals in the energy sector find out opportunities that they might not find otherwise. The site focuses only on energy jobs and anybody looking for jobs in this industry can find all jobs at one location. It is easier to navigate, and with advanced search facilities, one can easily find the right job.
''Apart from jobs specific to renewable energy, the need for other jobs related to communications, marketing, HR, finance, etc. will also increase. All renewable energy sectors will have opening for such jobs too,'' says Barnes. Though EnergyCrossing only lists energy-specific jobs, jobs from other industries can be searched by checking www.employmentcrossing.com.
EnergyCrossing charges $29.95 a month to view its job-opening research and access any other niche job site listed on EmploymentCrossing. For more information on EnergyCrossing, log on to www.energycrossing.com.