U.S. Energy Employment on the Rise

U.S. energy employment accounted for 162,000 new jobs in 2017, according to a new report out from the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) The 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) tracks changes in U.S. energy employment unaccounted for in the Bureau of Labor’s statistics. The report analyzes employment data across the “four sectors of the labor market,” said David Foster during a briefing for Business Forward’s...

President signs bipartisan bill to strengthen workforce development

On Tuesday, President Obama signed into law legislation that revamps federal training programs to help workers develop the skills they need to compete in the global economy. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, which will eliminate duplicate programs and address the “skills gap,” received overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House, with a 415-6 vote, and the Senate, with a 95-3 vote. While the U.S. faces a 6.1 percent unemployment rate, 4.6 million job openings are not...