Sweden’s energy sector hit by staff shortages

Blackouts in 2013 in Sweden lasted longer and hit nearly 200,000 households.(iStock)
Not enough people in Sweden are studying in fields connected to the energy industry. (iStock)
  • Fewer people are applying for jobs in the energy sector, and the staff shortage is expected to get even bigger in the coming years.
  • This could delay Sweden’s transition to green energy, says Åsa Pettersson, CEO of the industry body Swedenergy.
  • She says people may be concerned about the working environment in the energy industry.
Radio Sweden

For more on the lack of workers in the Nordic country’s energy sector, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report. 

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