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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NY makes one of top states for green job hiring

Source:  PRNewswire

When it comes to green job hiring, not all states are created equal. That's the premise of a new study conducted by the green job search engine who found that employers in five states showed the most current green job openings online as of May 2010. Those states (in order) are:
  1. California
  2. Washington, DC
  3. New York
  4. Texas
  5. Colorado
Researchers checked over 20 green-specific job boards and major job search aggregators to decide the top five. They did so by querying each site according to number of openings in each state against various green job titles such as Solar Installers, Engineers, Environmental, Biofuels and Smart Grid. Each state was ranked according to the total number of jobs across each source. Individual company sites were not part of the project.

What's a Green Job?
While there are definitely shades of green jobs, the basic definition is this: any job that creates, supports, maintains or regulates recycling, energy efficiency or renewable energy products and services. This could be a wind turbine technician or an accountant who works at the wind farm. Both jobs are considered green.

About Green Job Spider
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