Made-in-the USA wind power jobs
American wind power is a major job creator. Today, over 100,000 U.S. workers now have wind energy jobs, more than at coal, natural gas, nuclear or hydroelectric plants. And these jobs are spread across all 50 states, meaning your state has a wind power job even if it doesn’t have a wind farm.
It’s also no secret that manufacturing has struggled over the past few decades, but wind energy is helping to reverse that trend. Today, over 500 factories across 41 states build wind turbines and parts for them.
Many of these jobs are going to Rust Belt states, bringing new jobs right to the places where they’re needed most. For example, Ohio leads the country with over 60 wind power factories.
And what’s the country’s fastest growing job? Wind turbine technician, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says will grow by 108 percent over the next decades. That’s more than twice as fast as the second fastest growing job.
America’s veterans play an important role in creating this highly-skilled workforce. The U.S. wind industry employs them at a rate 50 percent above the national average, providing good opportunities for the men and women who serve our country when they leave active duty.