Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Worker Retraining Strategies
Two New Reports on the Clean Energy Workforce
The COVID-19 pandemic had severe consequences in King County’s labor market. Successive waves of contaminations led to extended social distancing and gathering restrictions. Hospitality and personal services businesses experienced a sharp decline in revenue and furloughed some staff to remain solvent. The resulting job loss and heightened unemployment insurance claims disproportionally impacted communities of color.
Seattle’s Energy Efficient Building Operations and Construction Industries Workforce Report
The race to carbon neutrality and zero carbon emissions in many economic sectors is transforming construction, building operations, and electricity production and distribution with important ripples in the workforce.
Our latest research provides an overview of the most relevant occupations in the sustainable Construction and Building Operations sectors and the different training programs available for each occupation.