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Silicon Valley Smart Grid, Green Power Jobs Keep Growing

Posted: June 08, 2012
Green jobs keep up strong growth in the Valley, but have yet to come anywhere close to challenging the IT sector’s dominance... ...

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Four years into San Jose's 10 year Green Vision, progress has been made on some--but not all--goals

Posted: June 08, 2012
In October 2007, Mayor Chuck Reed introduced what has become the city's Green Vision, with a list of 10 goals that would transform the city into a model of eco-friendliness by 2022. Some of these goals appear to be surpassing their targets for these first four years, but some are lagging... ...

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Local Workers get Training for Green Jobs, and Placement

Posted: April 19, 2012
SolarTech, an initiative of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, has partnered with NOVA, a local job training organization, on a pioneering program that trains people for highly sought after "green jobs" in the region's fast-growing solar and energy efficiency industries. ...

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6 Tips for a Green Job Hunt

Posted: April 19, 2012
By official count, the United States has 3.1 million jobs where people make products or provide services to help the environment or conserve natural resources -- in other words, green jobs. ...

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Leading Green Job Search Engine Reports Dramatic Increase in Green Job Postings in 1st Quarter 2012

Posted: April 10, 2012
The Green Job Bank announced today that it saw a dramatic increase in the number of US-based green job postings in the first quarter of 2012. The green job search engine indexed 36,500 green job postings during the quarter, more than double the 16,300 green jobs it indexed in the first quarter of 2011. ...

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The jobs of the future will be green jobs

Posted: March 28, 2012
I started caring about the environment because of my sister. She’d tell me and my parents to recycle and not to throw trash in the gutters (because it ends up in the ocean). I realized it was important to protect the environment because pollution can harm animals and us. I joined a garden club called South Central Resistance. We’re growing plants in vacant lots to fight pollution because plant ...

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Where the Green Jobs Are

Posted: March 27, 2012
Green jobs are often said to be a key growth area of the future. But according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 3.1 million people, 2.4 percent of all American workers, were employed in "green goods and services" jobs in 2010. ...

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Labor Dep't: Americans Hold 3.1 Million Green Jobs

Posted: March 26, 2012
At least 3.1 million Americans are employed in green jobs, a sector that now accounts for about 2.4 percent of the nation's total employment, the Labor Department said Thursday. ...

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GLOBE Report Says West Coast Clean Economy Jobs Could Hit 1.03 Million by 2020

Posted: March 15, 2012
A report commissioned by the governments of B.C., California, Oregon and Washington says more than one million new jobs can be created if all four jurisdictions continue to promote a clean economy. ...

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Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output from October 2011 Through December 2011.

Posted: March 14, 2012
This report estimates that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) increased the number of people employed by between 300,000 and 2 million jobs in December. In other words, between 300,000 and 2 million people employed in December owed their jobs to the Recovery Act. ARRA has significantly boosted both the number of people employed and the number of hours worked. ARRA protected the econ ...

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Students explore green careers

Posted: March 14, 2012
Costa Mesa High School's gym buzzed with all things green Friday.Clean Green Technology Inc., Viridistor LLC, Orange County Coastkeeper, Orange Coast College's Recycling Center and other organizations set up booths around the gym to educate students about careers in environmental sustainability. ...

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BPI Introduces Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications

Posted: March 12, 2012
In June 2012 the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) will introduce four new Home Energy Professional certifications to the nation's weatherization and home performance workforce. Offered by BPI and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the four certifications focus on the most common job classifications in the home energy upgrade ...

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Energy Department Announces Availability of Online Training Course

Posted: March 05, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the availability of an online training course to help building owners, operators, contractors, and students "re-tune" commercial buildings. Building operators can re-tune their facilities to improve energy efficiency by first collecting and analyzing data from their buildings' automation systems to identify energy-wasting operational problems. ...

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Where the Jobs Are, the Training May Not Be

Posted: March 05, 2012
As state funding has dwindled, public colleges have raised tuition and are now resorting to even more desperate measures — cutting training for jobs the economy needs most. ...

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Rooftop Solar Drives 100 New Jobs In San Diego (Blog)

Posted: February 28, 2012
While many industries in the U.S. are seeing modest gains in jobs, solar energy continues to be one of the bright spots, adding hundreds of new jobs at a time, particularly in California. Case in point: San Diego’s OneRoof Energy, which recently announced the addition of 100-plus green jobs. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and OneRoof Energy executives heralded the job additions at a recent CleanT ...

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President Obama Highlights Energy Department Efficiency Training Centers That Save U.S. Manufacturers $5.6 Billion

Posted: February 24, 2012
During a visit to the University of Miami to highlight his administration's all-out, all-of-the-above approach to American energy, President Obama today touted the Energy Department's cost-cutting Industrial Assessment Program. The program supports university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) across the country, which provide students with critical skills and training to conduct energy as ...

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Energy Department Makes a Difference Helping Students’ Careers

Posted: February 23, 2012
To stay a top competitor in today’s global economy, we need to make sure that students who aspire to be the next generation of America’s scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs can get the hands-on experience and training they need to lead our industries and businesses. ...

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Rising from the Trenches Part 2: San Diego's Urban Corps Receives Two National Awards

Posted: February 23, 2012
The Urban Corps of San Diego County was selected to receive both the 2012 Project of the Year and Legacy Achievement Awards from among the 158 service and conservation Corps currently operating in 46 states, as well as in D.C., who collectively enroll more than 33,000 young men and women into service every year. ...

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Energy Department and Department of Commerce Announce $1.3 Million for Clean Energy Workforce Training

Posted: February 16, 2012
As part of the President's blueprint for an American economy built to last, the Energy Department and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program have announced up to $1.3 million for training programs to provide commercial building professionals with critical skills needed to optimize building efficiency, reduce wa ...

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Energy Commission awards almost $2 million for new research projects

Posted: February 09, 2012
The Commission also approved $83,355 to California State University, Sacramento, to develop a workforce training and development program for the clean energy jobs needed to support California's smart grid. ...

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California green jobs more recession resistant, study says

Posted: February 08, 2012
While many industries in California were buckling under the weight of the recession, so-called green businesses were struggling too -- just not as much, according to a new report. ...

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Report: Sacramento region loses fewer green jobs than other sectors

Posted: February 08, 2012
The Sacramento region, the Bay Area and the San Diego region have shown the greatest resilience when it comes to retaining “green” jobs, according to a new report released late Tuesday. ...

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