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20 G.I. JOBS | JULY 2018 | GIJOBS.COM T here are 21 Military Friendly ® Employers from the 2018 class that belong in the energy industry. Approximately 6.4 million Americans are employed in this sector, but the workforce is aging. Energy employers are struggling to find qualified workers to replace the aging workforce. According to the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report, 73 percent of surveyed employers reported difficulties hiring qualified workers throughout 2016, while 26 percent noted it was very difficult. The challenge is not new. In 2006 a consortium of electric, natural gas and nuclear utilities and their associations formed the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) to develop solutions to the looming workforce shortage. The nonprofit built a skilled workforce pipeline for the U.S. military through the Troops to Energy Jobs initiative, a website designed to help veterans make a successful transition to a rewarding career in the energy industry. In 2017, Veterans in Energy (VIE) formed to help support veterans already working in energy. "Although attracting and hiring veterans is important, finding ways to support them through the transition to civilian life and keeping them in their new jobs is equally critical," says Ann Randazzo, executive director for the CEWD. 1 Electrician 2 Cyber Security Analyst 3 Nuclear Power Operator 4 First-line Supervisor: Construction & Trade Workers 5 Customer Service Representative 6 Operations Manager 7 Power Distributor/Dispatcher 8 Automotive Technician/Mechanic 9 Computer Systems Analyst 10 First-line Supervisor: Mechanics, Installers & Repairers Hot Jobs in Energy What They Do: Install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures while ensuring that work is in accordance with relevant codes. Median Annual Salary: $52,720 Job Outlook: 9% growth through 2026 Education/Training: Technical or military training. Licensing varies by state. Occupation Snapshot: Electrician Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics HOT INDUSTRY ENERGY 2 The Hot Jobs list was determined by the 2018 Military Friendly ® Employers operating in this industry.

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