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As President Biden pushes to build out clean energy, he’ll have to contend with a problem: Solar jobs are hard to fill.
It’s a curious puzzle. The solar industry’s job rolls have expanded to hundreds of thousands of workers in recent years, as demand for rooftop solar and solar farms has spiked. The jobs offer decent wages, a sense of social mission and sometimes a path to quick promotion.
But solar firms face an array of difficulties keeping themselves staffed, even in a COVID-19 economy when so many are out of work.