The energy sector more important for the Swedish economy than thought
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
The energy industry is more important for the Swedish economy than
previously thought as it is expected that more people should be trained
for the industry to maintain the skills that will drive it forward in
According to a new report from a leading innovation agency, Vinnova the
sector is expected to grow in the future and would be extremely vital
for the Swedish economy. Therefore the skill needed to push the system
forward has to be trained as soon as possible, according to Samuel
Stromgren who is behind the report
He called on young people to open their eyes and get into the energy
business and gain access to the jobs that will be there for in the
Vinnova, which is an agency under the Swedish Ministry of Industry,
produces documentation for eyes of the politicians on which industries
are likely to be most significant in the future. The energy industry
has emerged as one of the most vital on the chart right now. More than
71 000 people were employed in the sector in 2011 in over 1100
energy companies, according to the report. This is considerably more
than what the official statistics say.
Vinnova report states that the energy sector accounts for 15 per cent
of GDP, although only 1 percent of the working population work there.
In addition, businesses there grew by 7 per cent in 2007-2011.
"This is an industrial sector with tremendous good future prospects, an
industry that is a prerequisite for all other industries," says Samuel
by Scancomark.com Team
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