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President Biden: “When I think about climate change, I think jobs.”

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris believe that for too long, we have failed to use the most important word when it comes to meeting the climate crisis. Jobs! Since taking office, the Biden-Harris administration has: 

  • Signed the largest investment in climate action ever with the Inflation Reduction Act — which has created 210,000 new solar, wind, and other clean energy jobs in the last year alone. 
  • Unleashed a manufacturing and clean energy boom — spurring over $600 billion in private sector investments since taking office, including in battery and electric vehicle supply chains. Already, 800,000 manufacturing jobs have been created and the U.S. is onshoring critical supply chains needed for a clean energy future.
  • Launched the American Climate Corps – a workforce training and service initiative that will ensure more young people have access to the skills-based training necessary for good-paying careers in the clean energy and climate resilience economy.
    • To find resources on the newly launched American Climate Corps and other programs, see below.
  • Ensuring that new investments are made and jobs are created in communities across the country, especially those too often left behind.

Because of the Biden-Harris agenda to invest in America, the economy is adding thousands of new, green, good paying jobs each month. Union jobs. Jobs that don’t require a college degree. Jobs you can raise a family on. 

We can fight climate change while building the economy from the bottom up and middle out. This is one of the many reasons President Biden and Vice President Harris are running for reelection. Vote Biden-Harris and let’s finish the job on the clean energy economy.

Looking for clean energy fellowships or apprenticeships?

What is Joe Biden Doing to ensure good jobs in the clean energy economy?

Thanks to President Biden and Vice President Harris’ Invest in America agenda,  the private sector has announced hundreds of billions of dollars in clean energy and manufacturing in communities across the country.

All of this activity creates good-paying jobs.  It brings clean, affordable, reliable energy to communities across America. It means clean air and clean water for communities who’ve borne the brunt of pollution. It brings economic opportunities to communities that have often been left out and left behind, creating lasting change that’s hard to uproot.  It bolsters our energy security and independence, and it speeds up a cycle of innovation that expands beyond borders, lowering costs and accelerating the deployment of clean energy around the world. 

President Biden and Vice President Harris are also working to ensure that these jobs are good-paying jobs, and that workers have pathways to those jobs. For example, the Inflation Reduction Act provides enhanced tax credits to companies investing in clean energy projects if they use domestic content, pay prevailing wages, and use registered apprentices, including in traditional energy communities and low-income communities.

How Can I Sign up for these Jobs, Fellowships and Paid Trainings?

The American Climate Corps. The newly announced American Climate Corps is training young people in clean energy, conservation and climate resilience related skills to get good jobs in the clean energy economy. If you want to learn how to join the climate corps you can go to whitehouse.gov/climatecorps/ to:

  • Sign up to learn more about skills based training that can lead to good jobs in rebuilding coastal wetlands or managing forests and agricultural systems.
  • Support the deployment of low cost reliable clean energy and help families save money on their monthly energy bills. 
  • Advance environmental justice to ensure all Americans live in healthy thriving communities.

Employers: you can also sign up for more information at whitehouse.gov/climatecorps/ if you want to host members of the new American Climates Corps at your eligible project site. You can also sign up for labor support!

Apprenticeship.gov. Registered Apprenticeships are also a great way to join the clean  energy economy.  These are high-quality, debt-free training programs in which employers pay apprentices as they provide them with on-the-job learning experience, job-related instruction with a mentor, and a clear pathway to a good-paying job. In addition to signing up to the above climate corps, you can search apprenticeship.gov for local and remote opportunities.  

Apprenticeship.gov is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. On this site, you can discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice. With more than 800,000 apprentices annually across the nation, registered apprenticeships have a track record of:

  • $80k average starting salary after completing an apprenticeship program
  • 90% employment retention after apprenticeship completion
  • $300k+ lifetime earning advantage compared to peers who don’t

While apprenticeship.gov provides opportunities across many different industries, you can tailor your search to the clean energy economy in your job search. Try adding keywords like “Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Renewable, Electric Vehicles, Environmental” and similar keywords in searches on the Apprenticeship Job Finder, to search for local or remote opportunities in the clean energy economy.

 Visit InvestInAmerica.gov to find projects near you that are creating new jobs.

Are any of these projects/jobs happening in my state or area?

Absolutely. President Biden and Vice President Harris’s Investing in America agenda is mobilizing historic levels of private sector investments in the United States, bringing manufacturing back to America after decades of offshoring. These are new, good-paying jobs, right here in America, including union jobs and jobs that don’t require a college degree. 

Please visit InvestInAmerica.gov to see an interactive map that illustrates the impact of these record-breaking levels of public and private investment across states and territories under the Biden-Harris Administration.

Will these jobs still exist if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are not reelected?

Congressional Republicans and former President Trump have promised to repeal the Inflation Reduction Act if they are elected into power. Even after becoming the first president in modern history to lose more jobs over four years than he created, Trump still wants to make getting a job harder for Americans. Repealing President Biden’s work will roll back progress creating good jobs in the industries of the future, including clean energy and manufacturing jobs and Climate Corps opportunities. 

What else are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Doing To Fight Climate Change?

Due to the actions of the Biden-Harris Administration, the U.S. is positioned to achieve our ambitious climate goals of cutting our emissions in half by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. President Biden has taken executive action and signed legislation to develop clean energy at home, accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, and reduce pollution that endangers overburdened communities. And, the President and Vice President are lowering energy costs for families, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring America leads the global clean energy economy. The President also protected more lands and waters in his first year than any President since John F. Kennedy!