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WHERE TO GET A GREEN JOB Investment in the green economy and renewable energy today will help ensure the U.S. stays competitive in the global economy in the future. But perhaps more importantly, right now investment in the green economy is creating new jobs for millions of job-seekers around the country. TRADITIONAL VS. CLEAN JOB GROWTH The green or clean economy refers to the sector of the economy that 9.1% produces goods and services that benefit the environment. The clean economy is growing and creating new jobs quickly – between 1998 and 3.7% 2007, job growth in the green economy was nearly triple the growth of all U.S. jobs during the same period. Traditional job growth Clean economy job growth RENEWABLES DRIVE TOP JOBS IN GREEN JOB GROWTH RENEWABLE ENERGY Within this green economy, four of the top five segments with the highest job growth are in renewable energy. These booming sectors are ripe for qualified job-seekers. Renewable energy has become a popular segment of the green economy. Within renewables, hydropower-related businesses employ the greatest percentage of workers. % Change (2003-2010) Renewable energy segments with highest job growth Renewable Energy Services 1% O Geothermal 2% 20.9% 18.4% O waste-to-Energy 2% Wave/Ocean Power 1% 14.9% 13.3% O Solar Thermal 4% Hydropower 40% 10.7% Biofuels/Biomass 15% E Solar Photovoltaic 17% A wind 18% Renewable Carbon Storage/ Management Photovoltaic Wave/Ocean Solar Solar Energy Jobs, 2010 Wind Power Thermal WHO'S GETTING HIRED? You don't have to be an engineer to get hired in the green economy. Industries within the green economy require a variety of positions and experience levels. Share of all clean 10.1% economy occupations Share of all U.S. occupations 5.4% Scientists and Engineers 68.7% 42.9% *Green Collar Occupations 6.3% 28.3% Low Wage/ Low Skill Occupations * Green collar jobs are defined as those that have a median wage that falls within 20 percentage points of the national median wage. GETTIN' PAID Jobs within the clean economy also typically pay more than traditional jobs. $44,000 Median Wage of Typical Clean Economy Job $38,616 National Median Wage MANUFACTURING SWEET SPOT Compared to jobs nationwide, a greater portion of jobs in the clean economy are in manufacturing-related segments. Manufacturing-Intensive Industries of the Clean Economy Solar Technologies Wind-energy Technologies Electric Vehicle Technologies Water-efficient Products 9% 26% Sustainable Forestry Products Energy-saving Consumer Products Green overall U.S. jobs are in manufacturing of clean economy jobs are in manufacturing Chemical Products Recycled-con tent Products WHERE THE JOBS ARE So you're looking for a job in the green economy? They're in big cities – 84% of the nation's clean jobs are in metropolitan areas. METRO AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED METRO AREAS THAT HAVE THE THE GREATEST GROWTH IN GREEN JOBS LARGEST ABSOLUTE NUMBER OF CLEAN BETWEEN 2003 AND 2010 JOBS IN THE COUNTRY % Refers to Average Annual % Change in Green Jobs 41,825 Boston Cambridge Quincy, MA-NH 152,034 79,388 Chicago-Jolie- Naperville, IL-IN- 51,811 11.4% 8.8% San Francisco- Oakland- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Albany- chenectady- New York-North 8.6% New Jersey-Long Island, NY 54,325 Philadelphia- Camden- Wilmington, PA-NJ- DE-MD Fremont, CA by, NY Ogden Clearfield, UT 8.1% Toledo, OH 89,592 70,828 8.3% Washington- Arlington- Alexandria, Los Angeles-Long 4,6% Tulsa, OK 13.7% 39,986 Houston- Sugar Land- Baytown, TX 38.562 Dallas-Fort Worth- Arlington, Knoxville, TN Raleigh-Cary, NC Beach-Santa 7.8% Albuquerque NM Ana, CA 43,060 Atlanta- 10.5% Little Rock- North Little Rock DC-VA-MD Sandy Springs Marietta, 8.5% MCAllen- Conway, AR Edinburg- Mission, TX GA тX THE BEST GREEN JOB RESOURCES • SUSTAINLANE.COM • GREENJOBS.COM • CLEANEDGE.COM • JOBS.TREEHUGGER.COM • GOOGLE “GREEN JOBS GUIDEBOOK" • IDEALIST.ORG In Area of Focus choose "Environment" or Developed as a California-centric resource but provides excellent info on all the different kinds of green job categories plus search "green" as a keyword • SUSTAINABLEBUSINESS.COM salary and educational info Has a "Green Dream Jobs" section |One Block JOff the Grid SOURCES: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION METROPOLITAN POLICY PROGRAM, PEW CHARITABLE TRUST HTTP://1BOG.ORG


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