Industry Market Trends

STEM Among Fastest Growing Occupations by 2020, With Highest Demand for Education

July 10, 2013

While the nation will gain 55 million new job openings by 2020, most of the fastest growing occupations — including those in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields —will require more than just a high school diploma. However, at the current college graduation rate, U.S. employers will face some serious staffing challenges ahead; the country will fall short by 5 million workers with post-secondary education by 2020, according to a recent report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Read More

Industry Market Trends

Manufacturers Increasingly Turn to Demand Response as a Revenue Stream

July 10, 2013

In its current state, the U.S. electrical grid does not have energy storage backup capacity to compensate for peak load demand. As such, the supply of energy generated by power plants needs to match the demand for it in real-time. Managing that supply and demand is tricky for grid operators. Read More