#AmericanWindWeek: Wind powers opportunities for job creation
Welcome to Day 3 of #AmericanWindWeek! Today we’re celebrating wind-powered career opportunities– wind is helping workers in all 50 states pursue the American Dream!
A record 114,000 Americans now work in wind. In the last five years, the country has added over 64,000 wind jobs, and right now wind turbine technician is the second fastest growing job in the country according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Over 57,000 wind turbines churn our electricity across the U.S., and each one is the product of a skilled workforce consisting of wind technicians, field managers, engineers, warranty teams, construction workers, control room operators, trained analysts and many other positions. Many wind jobs can also be found at more than 500 U.S. factories that build wind-related parts and materials. Wind is creating next-generation manufacturing jobs in long-time factory strongholds– in Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania alone, there are 123 manufacturing facilities.
This week, Americans are touring wind farms to learn more about the people that operate them and how they get the job done. To see if there’s a wind farm tour near you, check out our events page!
So today, we’d like to thank all the hard-working Americans for playing their part in building out an affordable and renewable energy resource, which, in turn, secures future economic stability and prosperity for America. Wind is powering career opportunities from coast to coast and across the Heartland.
A recap from yesterday
Wind power is fueling New Mexico’s economy and reducing emissions. It’s a win, win. #AmericanWindWeekhttps://t.co/gWSR1Bgyfd
— Martin Heinrich (@MartinHeinrich) August 13, 2019
Wind energy? We’re a big fan. #AmericanWindWeek pic.twitter.com/obtkheFehz
— Natural Resources GOP (@NatResources) August 12, 2019
Glad to have joined @VisitIndy, @AWEA, @Cummins, @VisitIndiana, and many others to celebrate both this week being proclaimed #AmericanWindWeek in Indiana by @GovHolcomb, and the announcement of yet another convention coming to Indy! pic.twitter.com/Ps8vp31FHA
— Suzanne Crouch (@LGSuzanneCrouch) August 13, 2019
We’re proud to join @AWEA in recognizing this week as #AmericanWindWeek! Did you know that Kansas has 37 wind projects currently online, with the bulk of the development taking place over the course of just ten years? Learn more here: https://t.co/KhPjCkbE79 pic.twitter.com/kjsIkyjqZQ
— Kansas Department of Commerce (@KansasCommerce) August 12, 2019
This week is #AmericanWindWeek! We’re celebrating🎉 the ways that wind💨 powers opportunities through creating jobs, investing in rural communities and providing clean, renewable energy! @AWEA
Here’s @USRepKCastor capturing a wind turbine blade being tested at @NREL pic.twitter.com/0319P498sH
— ClimateCrisis (@ClimateCrisis) August 13, 2019
Today in #SouthDakota: @GeronimoEnergy, community members, and project partners celebrate #crockerwind! #gridgoesgreen #AmericanWindWeek pic.twitter.com/R3a0poXkSA
— Geronimo Energy (@GeronimoEnergy) August 13, 2019
Clean, Renewable, Limitless. As we celebrate #AmericanWindWeek, learn how @ATT is investing in wind and the people who power the grid to help enable a clean energy future: https://t.co/ewRsCn2OHj #ATTWindstrong pic.twitter.com/H2tWjnkU4Q
— AT&T Impact (@ATTimpact) August 13, 2019
We are proud to celebrate the American wind energy industry during #AmericanWindWeek. This clean energy is strengthening the economy in rural Texas! #txenergy https://t.co/ccrZl8Kfn4 @APowerAlliance @PoweringTX @AWEA
— Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (@cnsrvtxns4nrg) August 13, 2019