Wind revolution ‘requires half a million new workers in next five years’. A new analysis suggests the size of the trained workforce will need to increase to meet the needs of the global wind power market. The global expansion of wind power is estimated to require nearly 480,000 more highly-trained workers in the next five years. A new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the Global Wind Organisation and the Renewables Consulting Group finds that of this trained required workforce, almost 308,000 would be deployed to construct and maintain onshore wind projects, while 172,000 would be needed to work in offshore wind. The authors of the report estimate nearly 70% of the new global workforce training demand will come from ten markets, including Brazil, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the US and Vietnam.
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