Energy sector slowly diversifying its workforce | Business

The energy sector is slowly transforming into a less homogenous workplace, though increasing diversity is a challenge the industry will continue to face.

Employment of women in the energy sector has improved since 2018, according to a Energy Workforce & Technology Council report. Minority employment in the sector still lags behind the overall U.S. workforce, however. Although the improvements are encouraging, there is still work to be done in the areas of recruitment, retention and advancement of a diverse workforce, said Molly Determan, COO of the EWTC.

Employment of women in the energy sector has increased from 16% to 19% since 2018, according to the EWTC council. The study also allowed the EWTC to set goals for minority employment in the sector.

“Having done this with numbers from 2020, when there were a record number of…

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