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Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

Growing the Clean Energy Workforce

“We are building an environmentally and economically prosperous future—one where every Illinoisan has access to the good-paying jobs of tomorrow, while we create a cleaner and more sustainable world.” –Gov. JB Pritzker

DCEO is charged with administering the workforce and economic development programs outlined in the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, or CEJA. These programs will train Illinoisans for jobs in the clean energy industry and help clean energy businesses grow. CEJA programs prioritize Illinoisans who live in communities that have historically faced economic barriers and environmental damage with the goal of bolstering a diverse workforce in the clean energy industry. 

About the Legislation

The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA, P.A. 102-0662) was signed into law by Governor Pritzker on September 15, 2021.  CEJA is comprehensive energy legislation that:

  • Incentivizes renewable energy development;
  • Accelerates electric vehicle (EV) adoption and expands charging station infrastructure;
  • Creates statewide clean energy workforce training programs to ensure our workforce is prepared for the jobs of the future; and
  • Equitably supports communities facing energy transitions and much more.  

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