Potential for Green Jobs Grows with Economy
KANSAS CITY (PRNewswire-USNewswire), October 20, 2009 - Green Dream Jobs and green workforce development consultant Jim Cassio has released data that shows the top green job titles posted by employers and in which cities over the past year - during the recession.
Although a plethora of studies show the potential for green jobs going forward, many note the dearth of data on current green jobs in the U.S. economy. Green Dream Jobs, online since 1996, collects concrete historical and current data on the job titles employers are actually looking to fill.
"The leading job tiles show the breadth of green positions across the economy," says Rona Fried, Ph.D., CEO of SustainableBusiness.com, which runs Green Dream Jobs. "Most people think of energy auditing and renewable energy as green jobs, but leading non-profit organizations are major employers, and people needed to run projects and analyze data are in demand, as well as those in sales and business development. Engineers are also in demand for renewable energy operations and even in this economy, we're still seeing many job openings in green building."
"The data also point to the variety of skill levels employers seek - from executive skills as Executive Director of green non-profits (NGOs), to mid-level skills associated with analysis, project development and managerial positions, to entry level skills for positions like Administrative Assistant," notes Jim Cassio.
Interestingly, the most frequently keywords used by job seekers to find job openings on Green Dream Jobs match many of the available positions: sustainability; climate change; wind, solar, construction manager, architectural designer, executive director, naturalist.
The top city for green employment over the past year is Washington DC, reflecting the many executive director positions at green NGOs. Other top 10 cities are those with aggressive green business incentives and policies: the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Portland, Oregon and Burlington, Vermont. The top 20 cities include Houston, Madison, Wisconsin, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego in California, and Philadelphia.
Our conclusion: although there have been fewer green job openings over the past year, there are a wide variety of employment opportunities in many fields and for people of all skill levels. As the economy recovers, we expect a surge in openings in the various renewable energies, as we saw in previous years. Green Dream Jobs will soon launch the Green Jobs Educational Directory to help people locate the hundreds of green job training programs under development across the US.
Top 20 Green Job Titles
Executive Director, Nonprofit
Sustainability Program Director/Manager
Sales/Business Development Associate or Manager
Community Crew Leaders/Supervisors, Conservation Associations
Account Executive/Manager, Sales
Professor (various academic fields)
Wind Energy Engineer
Trainer, Training Specialist or Training Coordinator
Green Building Project Manager
Solar Process Engineer/Process Integration Engineer
Allstate Seeks Interns During First College Virtual Career Fair|
KANSAS CITY (PRNewswire-USNewswire), October 20, 2009 - Allstate Insurance Company, the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, will hold its first college recruiting virtual career fair on Wednesday, October 21.
The event makes it easy for college students to browse and apply for internships that will be hosted by Allstate next summer. By logging into www.allstatevirtualcareerfair.com, students can visit "virtual career booths" that highlight the various internship opportunities available at Allstate's headquarters in Northbrook, Ill.
"A summer internship at a Fortune 100 company like Allstate can offer college students the credentials and experience they need to make their resume stand out in today's job market," said Tom Hall, assistant vice president of talent acquisition.
The following departments will be represented: actuary, finance/accounting, claims, communications, information technology, investments and marketing. The innovative college recruiting fair takes place October 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.
The event allows students to chat live with an Allstate college recruiter. They also can watch short video features that reflect Allstate's dedication to innovation, the environment, volunteerism and public social responsibility. Allstate has been recognized by a wide variety of media outlets and independent associations that monitor workplace issues. It's a seven-time award winner of Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc magazine; and named Working Mother magazine's 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers for the past 19-years.
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