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WHEREAS, energy is a fundamental part of Virginians’ everyday lives and supports the most basic daily tasks, such as feeding families, commuting to work, and cooling homes; and
WHEREAS, energy sustains society’s most complex systems, including patient care, air traffic control, industrial processes, and economic growth; and
WHEREAS, energy-related industries provide careers to thousands of residents, ranging from line workers, engineers, customer service representatives, accountants, chemists, environmentalists, power plant operators, and executives; and
WHEREAS, energy-related industries need new workers to provide a bridge into the future, maintaining a highly skilled and talented workforce to meet the new challenges of a growing economy;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize October 18-22, 2021, as CAREERS IN ENERGEY WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.