A colleague of ours, Kevin Doyle, co-chair of the New England Clean Energy Council Workforce Development Group, recently did a search of 24 small to medium sized clean energy firms in the New England area and found nearly 300 job openings. When he looked at just two national companies looking to fill positions nationwide, he found nearly 1700 job openings! The companies are Phillips and Belcan Corp.
These job openings were for a wide variety of skill sets. Needed are: technical engineers, IT pros, project managers, financial and accounting, sales and marketing, energy auditors, renewable energy installers among others.
While it may seem to some that there are no green jobs out there, Kevin's experience says otherwise. In fact some of the openings for top-ranked engineers in the New England area are difficult to fill, even while unemployment remains high.
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