With the mass layoffs in the oilfield coupled with oil prices staying below break-even prices, many oil companies are struggling to survive. And workers are turning to more future growth sectors such as Clean energy.
American Wind Energy Association has stated “wind technician” recently was labeled the second-fastest-growing career by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“We are hiring oil and gas refugees for sure,” said Christian Fong, CEO at Spruce Finance Inc. The solar company moved its headquarters from San Francisco to Houston two years ago to recruit more energy veterans. It plans to boost its staff by 30%, or 20 people, during the second and third quarters. – worldoil.com
How will the shift to clean energy affect the general elections is still unknown.