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Biggest Expansion of Energy Department to Add 1,000 New Staffers

Jan. 13, 2022, 7:47 PM

The Department of Energy will hire 1,000 people—the largest-ever staff expansion since the agency’s founding in 1977—to carry out the $62 billion clean energy rollout in Congress’ infrastructure bill, the agency announced Thursday.

The new Clean Energy Corps will research, develop, demonstrate, and deploy solutions to climate change using current staff and new hires across more than a dozen offices, the department said.

The hiring target would expand agency staff by roughly 7.5%, as DOE currently has nearly 13,300 full-time employees, according to government shutdown contingency plans updated in September 2021.

“This is an open call for all Americans who ...