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Oversight Hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trades Workers”
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Oversight Hearing on:

  • “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trade Workers”

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doc Hastings

Witnesses and Testimony:


Mr. Mike Rowe
mikeroweWORKS Foundation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Sean McGarvey
North America's Building Trades Unions
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Robert Flurer
Vice President
Skeels Electric Company
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Ms. Monica Martinez
President and Secretary
Hispanics in Energy
(Truth in Testimony Form)


This hearing will focus on the well-paying job opportunities for technical and skilled workers created by the recent American energy boom. Unemployment in the United States remains at 6.7 percent, whereas states like North Dakota with a flourishing energy sector has unemployment at 2.7 percent. Skilled trades workers are an integral part of employment in the energy sector and their importance will only continue to grow as American energy production expands.

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