Report: NC cleantech jobs surge but employers struggle to find employees

RALEIGH – When it comes to traditional energy jobs, North Carolina lags behind. But don’t worry, there’s a flipside.

“When we talk about low-emissions technologies, North Carolina is capturing these jobs at a rate far above the rest of the nation – 65 percent versus 45 percent, respectively,” says Susan Sanford, executive director of Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), an industry-led initiative focused on accelerating cleantech innovation.

That was among the many takeaways when the group held its annual meeting at Embassy Suites RDU on Thursday, highlighted by the presenting of the latest findings from the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report.

Topping the list in job growth is the area of energy efficiency, where the state represents 3.7 percent of all U.S. Energy Efficiency jobs – or 84,030 jobs.

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Full article at WRAL Techwire

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