Where Are the Green Jobs?

June 2, 2010

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GreenJobSpider.com, a job search engine, has compiled a database of green jobs that is easily searchable by state. The definition of a green job is “any job that creates, supports, maintains, or regulates recycling, energy efficiency or renewable energy products and services.”

By looking at postings for green jobs such as Solar Installers, Engineers and Sales, each state is ranked according to the total number of jobs in each area.  As of May 2010, the greenest hiring states are:
  1. California
  2. Washington, DC
  3. New York
  4. Texas
  5. Colorado
 Most of the job postings are looking for Sales and Engineering candidates and over 7,500 green job openings are in California.

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