Energy Department will recruit 1,000 additional staffers for new corps to tackle the climate crisis

(CNN) The US Energy Department is launching a Clean Energy Corps to help implement the recent bipartisan infrastructure law and develop clean-energy solutions to the climate crisis, the agency announced Thursday.
The Clean Energy Corps -- which will comprise staff from over a dozen offices across the department -- will also seek to recruit an additional 1,000 employees through a newly launched hiring portal.
This effort is the Energy Department's largest workforce expansion since the agency was created in 1977, the department said.
"This is an open call for all Americans who are passionate about taking a proactive role in tackling the climate crisis and want to join the team that is best positioned to lead this transformative work," said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm in a statement Thursday.
"Solving the world's greatest challenge will require the inclusion of all voices, perspectives and experiences -- and we need people like you to ensure that DOE fulfills on our commitment to accelerating the clean energy transition to reduce emissions and save our planet."
In Thursday's announcement, the Energy Department cited special hiring authority included in the bipartisan infrastructure law .
The legislation, signed in November, allocated more than $62 billion in funding to the Department for a wide range of energy and climate initiativesRead More