Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Pennsylvania's job market future looks...green. A Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report outlined the future of green jobs within the state. The report took into account the current level of green job opportunities and the potential for future green jobs. It determined that the creation of green jobs in Pennsylvania would not necessarily mean a shift from its staple industries--steel and manufacturing--but would change what these industries produce. Clean Air Council Executive Director Joseph Minott says that these industries will be producing the materials for wind power, solar power, energy efficient cars, building retrofitting, and a variety of other environmentally-friendly products. Wind power giant Gamesa has already yielded over 1,000 green jobs.