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NETL Webinar to Provide Briefing on Appalachian Energy Jobs Landscape

Leaders of the NETL Regional Workforce Initiative (RWFI) will detail the state of the energy landscape across the Appalachian region during the 2021 U.S. Energy Jobs and Employment Report (USEER) Briefing webinar scheduled 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Attendees will learn about the current state of the energy and advanced manufacturing workforce for the tri-state (Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia) and the broader Appalachian region as well as emerging national trends and national energy jobs data. The webinar will also touch on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected employment in the short and long term in energy and manufacturing.

USEER was first published in 2016 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the 2021 report represents the sixth installment of the series. The purpose of the USEER series is to provide a comprehensive overview of the energy labor market, informing policymakers and stakeholders on the importance of the energy sector as a job creation engine in the U.S. economy.

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. The report also provides details on energy sector demographics, industry composition, employer projections, occupational distribution and some key wage statistics.

Webinar participation is free but spots are limited. Interested participants are asked to register in advance by clicking here.

The NETL RWFI is a platform for consistent, meaningful, results-driven engagement, collaboration and partnerships with key workforce, education and economic development stakeholders who are critical for the deployment of DOE and NETL Energy and Advanced Manufacturing technological research investments and breakthroughs by catalyzing these research investments into enduring economic development and workforce/job opportunities for the Appalachian region and the nation. For more information, visit

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.