The pace of change within the nation’s energy sector and demographic makeup demands that we better use our economic resources and human capital.

The Energy Workforce Division, in the Office of Minority Programs, supports entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation for diverse communities in the high-growth energy sector and in DOE programs and research opportunities. These efforts directly support the Administration’s goals of job creation and increasing business opportunities for underrepresented communities.

Our programs and collaborations are designed to increase interest and access to energy sector opportunities. We do this through our established relationships with industry, trade associations, academia, and federal agencies.

We work with our partners to develop tools, resources, and technical assistance opportunities to increase participation in the energy economy.

Workforce Development Resource Map

The Workforce Development Resource Map is a connection point for people to jobs in the Energy Industry. Careers that support the energy Industry range from STEM and technical fields to transportation and logistics services. The energy industry is one that reaches every person and business around the nation. Find your path to a new career supporting the industry today.

Formerly Incarcerated Persons (FIP) Workforce Development Programs

The Formerly Incarcerated Persons (FIP) Map is a connection point for FIP programs for each state.  The primary focus of these programs is to remove or reduce barriers to successful reentry, so that motivated individuals—who have served their time and paid their debt to society—are able to compete for a job, attain housing, support their children and their families, and contribute to their communities.

Women in Energy

The “Women in Energy” initiative aims to reduce knowledge gaps that prevent women from entering and/or advancing in the energy sector.  The Women in Energy Interactive Resource Map contains workforce development programs aimed at increasing access for women to enter into the energy industry.

Veterans in Energy

DOE remains steadfast in our commitment to hire veterans, and to elevate the Department's position as a world-class, 21st Century employer. In the 2019 Best of the Best evaluations by the U.S. Veterans Magazine, DOE was listed among Top Government and Law Enforcement Agencies. The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity seeks to expand opportunities for veterans within the Department of Energy and externally within the energy industry.  The Veterans in Energy Resource Map contains workforce development programs that provide veterans access to job programs spread across the United States.

Energy Affordability Resources

Energy Affordability Resource Map

Energy affordability is a critical part of the Equity in Energy initiative. The Energy Affordability Resource map is a resource for homeowners and renters to identify energy affordability programs that can assist them.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Energy Workforce Division.