The electric power industry is responsible for more than 7 million American jobs in communities large and small. From supporting new skills training to STEM education to resources for veterans, women, youth, and adults, the industry is creating long-term solutions and driving employment for a skilled, diverse workforce in the future.

Key Facts

Powering America: The Economic and Workforce Contributions of the U.S. Electric Power Industry  

A report by M.J. Bradley & Associates, Powering America: The Economic & Workforce Contributions of the U.S. Electric Power Industry, gives a comprehensive analysis of the economic and employment contributions of the electric power industry and features employee profiles illustrating the high-quality jobs in the industry. The report is based on an economic impact study performed by Economic Modeling Specialists International using official, government-collected data, and was conducted for the Edison Electric Institute, the American Public Power Association, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

The study finds that the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities throughout the country—that’s 1 in every 20 American jobs. The report also reinforces that the electric power industry underpins many other sectors of the economy, contributing $880 billion annually to U.S. GDP, or 5 percent of total GDP.

Workforce Development Programs

Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)

CEWD is a non-profit consortium of electric, natural gas, and nuclear utilities and their associations focused on building a skilled workforce pipeline to meet future industry needs.

Troops to Energy Jobs

Troops to Energy Jobs is a collaboration among CEWD, EEI, and EEI member companies that makes it easier for veterans to translate their skills and training into rewarding energy careers.

Veterans in Energy

Veterans in Energy is a national employee resource group that provides transition, retention and professional development support to military veterans working in the energy industry.