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What is a Green Job?

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June 24, 2009

Today, The Word "GREEN" no Longer Refers Just to Money, Instead Often Indicative of Environmental Talk.

Follow this Sign of the Times and Consider Targeting GREEN Opportunities in Your Job Search.


A green job is a blue-collar or white-collar job done for a "green purpose" according to the Blue-Green Alliance. Apollo Alliance, a coalition of business, labor and environmental groups that champion green employment, define a green job as a job with decent wages, with a real career path, with upward mobility, that reduces waste and pollution and benefits the environment."

Many green jobs will be focused on renewable energy - such as wind-driven or solar-driven energy technologies.

Scientists and engineers will definitely benefits from the growth of the environmental sector. So will information technology specialists, as green technology becomes more computerized.

If 30% of US electricity was generated from renewable energy by 2030, tens of thousands of jobs would be created for steel and sheet metal workers, as well as, electricians and welders.

A subset of green jobs is "green-collar jobs." Green-collar jobs refer to the specific manual labor opportunities in a green economy that would be open to low-skilled workers in industries like recycling collection and waste composting. Due to the Stimulus Legislation the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the original Senate bill would ...

Create between 600,000 and 1.9 million total jobs by the end of 2011.