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By Adrian D. Garcia 11:36 a.m. MDT July 19, 2014

The Coloradoan reports on the announcement of Vestas Wind Systems regarding the 800 jobs they plan to add by the end of 2014. What industry are these jobs in? The answer – wind energy. An increase in wind energy demand has left Vestas needing hundreds more workers in all of its Colorado factories. 

“Overall, we [Vestas] think these are great jobs and an opportunity for people to join an industry that’s got legs and be a part of it for the long term.”

“These are new blue-collar jobs. They’re manufacturing jobs in a long tradition of blue-collar manufacturing, but they’re also high-tech,” he said. “We’re not building your granddad’s windmill. These are modern power plants.”

The jobs will help the company meet global demand for wind turbines in 2015 and 2016. Since 1979, Vestas has supplied more than 51,000 wind turbines to 73 countries — 52 percent more than its closest competitor, the release said.

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