Renewable energies as a job engine: With more than 1.2 million jobs, Brazil ranks second worldwide among the countries with the most employees in the field of energy generation from renewable energy sources, according to a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). While the traditional sectors of biofuel production and large-scale hydropower still dominate in terms of share, with the strong growth of the alternative renewable energies of solar PV and wind power in recent years there has been a shift towards a strong increase in demand for skilled labor in these sectors. According to the Brazilian Solar Energy Association ABSOLAR, the solar PV sector has already created more than 450,000 jobs since 2012. With 34.9 GW of solar projects in the pipeline, dynamic growth is guaranteed to the solar sector and the related labor market.
Fulfilling the renewable energy jobs potential will depend on ambitious policies to drive the energy transition in coming decades. In addition to deployment, enabling, and integrating policies for the sector itself, there is a need to overcome structural barriers in the wider economy and minimize potential misalignments between job losses and gains during the transition.
In this webinar we would like to shed a light on the chances but also the challenges that await potential employers as well as potential employees in the renewable sector in Brazil.
While well known job engines like LinkedIn and Glassdoor are the first adress for jobseekers in Brazil nowadays, specific job searches for renewable energy jobs or jobs in the solar PV industry can be done in a more specific and easy way: The new Jobportal of The smarter E South America lists job from all exhibitors, which represent the most important companies of the whole value chain in solar PV.