New Hampshire Green Jobs Projects
Green jobs projects are an effort to better understand green occupations and industries in the state. This effort has included one-on-one discussions with businesses and organizations engaged in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmentally-friendly practices to find out what is being done, how green work and workers are defined, and the effect of green practices on the local economy. Information about green work and workers is being compared to online job postings, with the goal of identifying new skills and knowledge needed in emerging green fields.
To improve knowledge on local green business practices, New Hampshire businesses in a variety of industries that either produce a green product, utilize green production processes, or engage in green practices as a business philosophy were surveyed. The survey goal was to gather information about job posting behavior, as well as education, skill and training requirements.
Labor Market Information Improvement Grant
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 granted funds for green job training and evaluation projects, and the improvement of labor market information, including the definition and analysis of green jobs. New Hampshire's Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau received grant funding as part of the Northeast Consortium, which includes the states of Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. The consortium is working collaboratively with the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, Burning Glass Technologies, and Direct Employers Association.
|Consortium goals include: