DOE Finds Strong Opportunity For Job Growth In Energy Sector Post-Pandemic 

An Opportunity to Recover and Build Back Better” to share the findings of the 2021 U.S. Energy Employment Report (USEER). The study began in 2016 to better track and understand employment within key energy sectors. Today’s release marks the return of the report management to the agency, after being produced externally since 2017. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the energy…...

Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability

The Federal Government faces broad exposure to the mounting risks and costs already posed by the climate crisis.  In responding to this crisis, we have a once-in-a-generation economic opportunity to create and sustain jobs, including well-paying union jobs; support a just transition to a more sustainable economy for American workers; strengthen…...

2021 Semiconductor Transformation Study 

State of the semiconductor industry In the past year, the semiconductor industry has received attention from manufacturers, governments, and even consumers, as many markets are citing shortages of semiconductors as their main growth and supply constraint. Yet transformations in the semiconductor industry were not triggered by the pandemic. Many semiconductor…...

Pandemic Supply Chain Issues Semiconductors

Automobiles and electronics have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent semiconductor shortage. A previous paper from AIR touched on the economic ramifications from the Covid-19 pandemic as a stark reminder of the importance in understanding complex vulnerabilities in today’s interconnected world. The beginning of the pandemic lockdown in…...

In A World Disrupted, Hiring The Right C-Suite Leaders Matters More Than Ever

C-suite roles are changing to help organizations overcome daunting challenges arising from severe disruption. How companies approach the executive-hiring process can spell the difference between success—and costly failure. Multiple disruptions are roiling business today–from the pandemic and social injustice to political polarization and climate change. Under these conditions, transformative leadership…...