The jobs report is in. Solar and other clean energy jobs are among the fastest growing in the market. Growing 12 times faster than the rest of the US economy, these jobs are putting more Americans to work as the country focuses on sustainability issues. How does solar compare to other big energy players? According to the Energy and Employment Report for 2017, the solar industry is currently employing more workers than the oil, gas, and coal industries combined. While oil still employs the largest share of jobs related to fuels, job numbers are stagnant while the solar job market is seeing exponential growth. Many analysts see this as a clear sign that renewable energy will soon replace fossil fuels, particularly as companies and influential entrepreneurs continue to invest more money into research and development.
The renewable energy sector is producing more employment opportunities per dollar invested, giving additional evidence the smarter investment is moving away from fossil fuels. Jobs in the sustainable energy market are spread across the country, well paying, and reach both manufacturing and executive levels. Because these opportunities are diverse, solar continues to be extremely attractive for all types of professionals looking to switch careers into this lucrative market.
How Semper Solaris Is Helping Create Jobs
Semper Solaris is proud to be leading the charge in the growing renewable energy sector. We have seen incredible growth over the last few years and continue to expand across California. Coupled with this boom has been an increase in the number of troops returning from deployment in the past two decades.
This is something that is near and dear to our hearts here at Semper Solaris. Why? We are a veteran-owned company that is founded on the Marine Corps motto of Semper Fidelis, or “always faithful.” That means we are faithful to our customers and employees, many of whom are veterans themselves.
Why do we focus so much on creating jobs for veterans? Quite simply, we believe in providing opportunities for those who have served our country and rewarding their sacrifice. They are uniquely qualified and deserve as much opportunity as their civilian colleagues. We take pride in paving the way for employing veterans in our industry and hope that other companies step up in a similar way.
We are confident that veterans make some of the most dedicated, disciplined, and faithful employees, bringing their military values to the forefront on every job. As the solar market continues to expand, we are determined to provide further job opportunities for troops returning home from serving our great country.