Green Jobs Lead the Way in California

Many economists predicted that growth in ‘green jobs’ would outpace other types of employment, and help lead the US economy toward recovery. Now, it seems, there is some evidence that this prediction is proving correct.

The 2011 Many Shades of Green report, published by Next 10, a nonprofit organization “focused on innovation and the intersection between the economy, the environment, and quality of life issues for all Californians” shows that in California green job growth outpaced all other job growth by a factor of three between 2008-2009. Job growth in a slow economy is always welcome, but how does this growth compare to past emerging sectors? Next 10 reports that the green job growth between ‘08-’09 is “similar to that of software jobs since 2005.”

That comparison certainly puts the California’s green economy in good company. Read more from the report at Next 10.

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