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Written on: May 2, 2022

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently promoted its workforce recruitment resources on the Mike Rowe podcast, The Way I Heard It, on March 3, 10, 17 and 24.

A popular TV host, writer, narrator, producer, actor and product spokesman, Rowe is best known for his role on the long-running show “Dirty Jobs.” Recognized by Forbes as one of the country’s 10 Most Trustworthy Celebrities in 2010, 2011, and 2012, Rowe runs the Mike Rowe Works Foundation, which awards scholarships to students pursuing a career in the skilled trades.

His website addresses issues related to the widening skills gap, aging workforce, high unemployment and millions of unfilled jobs and provides comprehensive resources for anyone looking to explore those vocations.

During his podcasts, Rowe read a 60-second message promoting the propane industry as offering fulfilling work in the clean energy economy, noting that odds are good that there are propane companies in all towns looking to fill openings. He then directed listeners to the workforce development resources on propane.com.

At its April 27 meeting in Nashville, the PERC Council shared with Councilors and others in attendance the audio of Rowe’s comments:

“If you’re looking for a change, a job in propane might be the answer for you.

Propane is part of the whole clean energy economy, but it’s a lot more reliable than solar, wind, or even electric. This is a clean-burning energy source that works for more than just your grill.

Propane powers America’s school buses, our HVAC systems, our hot water, household power…just about anything can run on clean, reliable propane.

And the industry, right now, is growing very, very quickly. They’re hiring, in fact, all across the country, looking specifically for delivery drivers, customer service reps, and service technicians.

Odds are there’s a company in your town looking for somebody like you – somebody who’s naturally inquisitive and wants to be a part of something bigger.

It’s clean work, it’s good paying work, and it’s perfect for anyone ready for a new challenge.”