If we harness the talent, grit, and innovative spirit of the American workforce, we can turn the threat of climate change into an opportunity to revitalize the U.S. energy and manufacturing sectors and create millions of good-paying union jobs—for all kinds of workers, in all parts of the nation.

DOE’s Role

Wind and solar workers

By scaling up the development and deployment of the clean energy technologies of the future, DOE will help put Americans in construction, skilled trades, and engineering to work building a new clean energy infrastructure and economy, while making sure that every American worker and community can benefit from—and see their future in—clean energy solutions.DOE’s new Office of Energy Jobs will lead the effort to create more union jobs that pay family-sustaining wages, including career ladders so that every American has access to a middle class career with health care, retirement benefits, and worker protections.

DOE’s new Office of Energy Jobs will lead the effort to make sure these jobs offer good wages, benefits, and worker protections—including the right to form unions and collectively bargain.

DOE is also ensuring that procurement and awards support the use of American-made goods and services in the clean energy supply chain, in accordance with President Biden’s Buy American executive order.

Meet apprentices working in the energy industry: Apprentices “Earn While They Learn” to Build a Clean Energy Future

See how we are supporting good jobs in our competitive funding criteria: Community Benefits Plan Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Learn about DOE’s Battery Workforce Initiative: Battery Workforce Initiative


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