Green Collar Jobs Initiative Committee, January 8, 2010

(2010) Green Collar Jobs Initiative Committee, January 8, 2010. Iowa Workforce Development


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A team representing Iowa Workforce Development, the Office of Energy Independence, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Public Safety, the Iowa Utilities Board, the Department of Economic Development and Iowa Community Colleges reviewed many reports on green jobs published by states, associations and private research companies with the purpose of determining whether the number of “green collar” jobs in Iowa’s economy can be quantified. The team found that there was no standard on definition, identifying jobs or occupations, or level of inclusion for counting green collar jobs. All reports were tailored to their own audiences, without regard to the ability to measure their results against findings made by other states or organizations. Green collar jobs can be found in construction, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, agriculture and many other sectors of the economy. While some of the green collar jobs are in new occupations and industries, most are existing jobs that demand new green collar skills.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Green, Green Collar, Energy, DNR
Subjects: Business and industry > Economic development
Business and industry > Economic forecasts
Business and industry
ID Code: 9098
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2010 19:54
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 19:54