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    Thursday, August 03, 2017

    The Wind Jobs Boom

    Demand For Wind Energy Workers Remains Bright

    Jackie Yamanaka, July 27, 2017 (Montana Public Radio)

    “The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects wind energy jobs to grow at a steady clip, in fact faster than average for all occupations…[Programs at two-year and four-year colleges across the country are preparing that workforce by teaching] the mechanical, hydraulics, and electrical fundamentals needed for a job in the wind industry. What’s also required are [intangibles, including] climbing and working high above the ground, often in extreme weather conditions…Most entry level jobs in the wind sector most likely will involve travel, constructing wind towers…[O]nce workers have a few years doing that, the wind farm companies take over training for those operations and maintenance jobs…[According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment] of wind turbine service technicians is projected to grow 108% from 2014 to 2024…” click here for more

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