The Office of Energy Jobs focuses on supporting the creation of jobs in the energy sector, particularly jobs that guarantee high standards and the right to collective bargaining. Energy Jobs works collaboratively across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and with other federal agencies and regulatory bodies to ensure the successful transition to a zero-emissions economy while creating meaningful job opportunities for all Americans. 

A pivotal component of the successful transition of the American energy sector is ensuring that both job creation and job impacts are taken into consideration in DOE funding, initiatives, and priorities. The Office of Energy Jobs leads efforts to align energy workforce building and training programs and publish the annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report. 

Focus areas include:

  • U.S. Energy and Employment Report  – The U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) provides a comprehensive overview of the energy labor market. The USEER offers unique insights into the individuals who meet the nation’s energy needs, identifies important trends and skillsets for the 21st century energy workforce, and provides data on employment trends in five major energy sectors — Electric Power Generation; Transmission, Distribution, and Storage; Fuels; Energy Efficiency; and Motor Vehicles.   
  • DOE Labor Working Group – The DOE Labor Working Group is a forum for DOE and labor unions to engage on key energy topics.