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High Paying Green Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
The green economy is a growing fast as companies discover that there's a financial and marketing benefit to improving the sustainability of their operations. And green jobs aren't all found in clean-tech companies, as many employers are trying to improve their environmental footprint. What you will find is that there is a rapidly growing demand for people with backgrounds in engineering, law and even the technical trades to support the construction of LEED certified buildings and install solar power and wind power generators, as well as other aspects of the growing green economy. Here are five new green opportunities that ... more
Green Jobs For Veterans
By: CareerCast.com
While veterans as a whole have a lower unemployment rate than the rest of the nation, the 2.6 million troops who served in the years following 9/11 are having a much tougher time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), veterans 34 and under face a higher unemployment rate than civilians. The youngest (18-24 years of age) are unemployed at a rate of 20%, almost five percentage points higher than non-veterans of the same age group. When veterans come home they often expect to continue their jobs in the military, only to find they need additional training to meet national ... more
Build A Green Resume
By: CareerCast.com
ou’ve created a resume packed with technical and specialized jargon and qualifications. You’ve reviewed it, polished it, and obtained feedback from a friend in the industry about what to include and what not to include. You’ve updated its format and made one suitable for online posting (without your personal address at the top, using arial or calibri font, and with minimal text formatting). Now what? Use a combination of both online and in-person methods to promote your resume to locate a green technology job. Searching Online You can search online to locate green technology job opportunities, information about companies that ... more
Where the Hot Green Jobs Are!
By: CareerCast.com
Green may be a cool color, but it's red-hot when it comes to the job market. The global green economy, already worth well over $1 trillion per year, is expected to double by 2020 to $2.7 trillion. This growth factor creates a healthy outlook for jobs as companies compete to meet the demand for sustainable products and services. Some high paying green jobs are traditional occupations with a sustainable twist, while other occupations were created by the new green economy. Power Farming The process of harvesting wind and solar power gives rise to a wide range of jobs. Engineers and ... more
Hydropower Bill To Boost Development And Hiring
By: CareerCast.com
A House committee is advancing a bill from U.S. Rep. Steve Daines that would allow hydropower projects in more local irrigation districts. Daines said Wednesday that the measure cleared the House Natural Resources Committee. It is one of the measures advancing in Congress to lift restrictions on hydropower development in Bureau of Reclamation irrigation systems built by the government after 1939. CONTINUE READING AT NEWSOK.COMmore
Hydraulic Engineering Can Lead To A Green Career
By: CareerCast.com
Arturo Leon, assistant professor in the school of civil engineering and construction engineering at Oregon State University, says hydraulic engineering continues to evolve but the past is often not far behind. “Some of the developments are recent but we’re still using work that goes back a hundred years and just improving on some of it,” he says. “That’s part of what’s so fascinating,” says Leon, adding, “If you have a fear of water, this wouldn’t likely be for you. However, if you’re excited by what covers roughly 70% of the planet — and is both one of our greatest assets ... more
Ways To Be Green At Work: Bring A Coffee Cup
By: CareerCast.com
Those searching for ways to be green at work can start by thinking black. Coffee consumption results in a considerable amount of office waste that can be easily remedied. The morning cup of coffee is a ritual for millions that borders on necessity, depending on who you talk to. Often the morning cup of coffee turns into the morning cups of coffee, with paper and Styrofoam cups getting one-time use before heading to the trash can. Bringing a reusable mug to the office might seem like a minor gesture, but as a PayScale.com report details , it can be one ... more
Solar And Wind Offer Two Of The Best Jobs In Energy
By: CareerCast.com
The energy industry is one of the economy's more "recession proof" sectors, and careers therein are buzzing. Green technology's continued expanse means more opportunities in renewable energy jobs. Two such careers rank in the CareerCast.com Best Jobs In Energy report for 2013. Solar photovoltaic installer and wind turbine technician are high-growth positions with promising potential. Find out more in the Best Jobs In Energy report .more
Solar Farms In Space
By: CareerCast.com
With a few exceptions, sources of renewable energy tend to be inconveniently unreliable. Things like wind and wave energy are subject to the whims of weather, and even if you manage to find something that isn’t weather dependent (like tidal flow), you still can’t rely on a constant output of power. Strictly speaking, solar power is the worst: it's heavily weather dependent, and half the time, it doesn't work at all. (Even the moon gets in the way sometimes.) Some think the way to make solar power the backbone of a renewable energy economy is to avoid the problematic Earth ... more
New Green Jobs and Where To Find Them
By: CareerCast.com
Green jobs have become the red hot topic of discussion recently among job seekers, thanks in part to the discussion raised during the Presidential campaign. A recent DBL Investors study found that the fastest per capita growth of green employment is in Alaska, Hawaii and North Dakota, all three of which have shown green job growth in excess of 50% since 2003. New Mexico is hovering right at 50%. Energy has long been an economic staple in Alaska, so the Last Frontier’s involvement in renewable energy growth should come as no surprise. Sectors that account for the state’s green employment ... more