I had not come across the term Green Collar workers until recently, when I heard it from Tom. Having written a piece today in praise of bubbles I wanted to balance that out with some thinking on the kind of sustainable economic changes a green tech revolution could drive so I was happy when businessgreen.com pointed to this report titled Job Opportunities for the Green Economy very interesting.
“45 occupations employing over 14 million people across the US could benefit from increased investment in green measures.”
Green can mean job creation. That’s a critical argument for our politicians to internalise. This report is particularly interesting because it points out how existing skills (sheet metal work, for example) are valuable in a green context.
This is great, promising news for the United States and our economy. If you’re looking to get involved in the green job market, take a look at http://www.brightgreentalent.com. Bright Green is an environmentally-focused recruiting firm, and we work in the fields of finance, clean tech, built environment, corporate social responsibility, and others. If you send us your resume, we’d love to see whether we have jobs that might be a good fit for you.
Cheers to the green jobs revolution!