by Teri Fritsma
Last week, I posted Get a Green Career, Part 1, about O*NET’s report on green occupations. I’m working on Part 2 of this series (watch for it this week), but I got some good feedback that warrants a quick response.
A number of folks responded by saying, This is all well and good, but how can I actually apply for a green job? Good question. Right now, there aren’t any official national or local listings specifically for “green jobs.” However, you might check out USAJobs.gov, which offers a searchable list of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) job openings. (Note: this list includes only government jobs.) Secondly, you can check out Minnesota’s official ARRA site, which is a clearinghouse of information on ARRA projects in Minnesota. In the absence of an actual list of job openings, this could help you figure out where some of the ARRA or green employment opportunities will be likely to pop up. (If you’re not a Minnesotan, find your own state’s official ARRA site here. Finally, here’s a link to a national private green job board that’s one of the better ones I’ve seen.
Thanks for the questions, and good luck on your green job hunt!
Late update: here’s another great site to check out: http://www.greencollarblog.org/. You’ll find links to green job boards as well as news and additional resources. -tf