An important component of greening our economy and sustainable growth in the State is assuring that our workforce has the appropriate tools for the emerging green economy. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics defines a green job are either:
“Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources; [and/or]
Jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.”
For more information on green jobs visit:
For more information on green job training and funding for training programs:
- The New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission (SETC) oversee a $6 million grant, the State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP), for employers to provide training and re-tooling of employees in areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, building performance, LEAN manufacturing and more. For more information on the training funding visit: http://www.njsetc.net/sesp/
- NJ’s Board of Public Utilities (BPU) provides Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Training Materials and Resources: http://www.njcleanenergy.com/main/green-job-training/green-job-training
- There are many professional development resources available to get into green services or products, not just energy efficiency and renewable energy. For example:
For more resources, New Jersey Institute of Technology provides an extensive list of green job posting websites:
- Green Business Jobs - A website that has International Jobs in the environmental sector.
- Jobs.greenbiz - A website that lists green jobs in all disciplines. Their tag line is: "Business. The Environment. The Bottom Line".
- Sustainlane - A listing of hundreds of jobs in the green collar economy
- Jobs.greenenergytv - This site lists green jobs from many disciplines.
- Jobs.treehugger - Treehugger.com’s job board of green jobs.
- Green-jobs.monstertrak.com - Leading on-line global careers network. Section especially for green careers with links to advice, news, and scholarships.
- Greencollareconomy - Green job postings and informational forums on sustainability.
- Greenenergyjobsonline - Job postings in the energy field in many disciplines.
- Careerbuilder - Job search resource with green job listings; use keywords "green careers" and select a discipline.
- Engineering CENTRAL - Job postings specifically for engineering majors.
- Egbnj - Emerging Green Builders NJ represents a coalition of students and young professionals intent on promoting the green building movement; Lists job/internships/educational seminars/events.
- Jobs.grist - Job board with e-mail alerts; contains environmental news and commentary.
- Idealist - Job postings, blogs, speakers bureau, forums, and other information on sustainability.
- Jobmonkey - Provides information on job opportunities for unconventional companies, mostly requiring travel; includes database of employees, job search resources guide, and postings for full time, part time and summer jobs.
- Cyber-sierra - Cyber-Sierra's natural resources job search. This site lists links to multiple associations and job boards related to conservation occupations
- Environmental Career.com - Brings together leading environmental employers with the best candidates to work for a better environment.
- Ecoemploy - Covers environmental employment in the USA and Canada, including natural, green and science listings.
- Alternative-energy-news - Job posting section of a website that focuses on alternative energy news and information resources about renewable energy technologies.
- Earthworks-jobs - Job posting resource for jobs in engineering, the sciences, and related subjects.
- GreenJobsReady.com An online informative portal offering the latest news views and resources on breakthrough green jobs training programs in the Renewable Energy world.
- Guidetocareereducation.com/tips-and-tools/green-jobs The Complete Guide to Landing a Green Job
- Get Into (Green) Energy: Our energy infrastructure is changing. Renewable energy and new technologies for traditional energy are emerging. Additionally, much of the workforce in traditional energies is close to retirement, so careers in energy are going to be in high demand. There are many skills needed for a career in energy. The GetIntoEnergy website provides resources if you are interested in learning more about a career in energy.