January 8, 2010

The Greening of the Job Market

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to find a better paying job? If you are going for the “green,” consider a green job! Disappointed by America’s continued flagging unemployment, President Obama is pushing for new legislation that will expand government funding for clean technology jobs. The proposal, as reported here by MSNBC, would give […]

September 14, 2009

Is Double-Digit Unemployment Here to Stay?

Time Magazine’s feature story this week is a sobering report on double digit unemployment. The magazine asks, frighteningly, if double-digit unemployment is here to stay. Economists had long since told us that when growth returned, jobs would return. But now, top labor analysts are wondering whether this truism still rings true. Has something fundamental changed […]

August 11, 2009

Tuesday Tips: Job Search Tips for the Economic Recovery

Business Week ran a fascinating article a few weeks ago about how to find a job during America’s economic recovery. As I’ve long been harping on here at the JobMonkey, the earliest growth will be in one of four fields: health care, education, government employment, and green business. In fact, these four fields have been […]

August 6, 2009

In the News: College students are flocking to green degrees, careers

If you are interested in earning green by going green, there is good news for you, according to a recent USA TODAY article: Students can choose from a variety of new “green” degree programs. The growth of the green collar job sector has led a number of colleges and universities to incorporate sustainability into their […]

March 25, 2009

In the News: Stimulus-Backed Green Jobs

The Philadelphia Bulletin is reporting that five new green projects, expected to yield 155 Pennsylvania jobs, are kicking off thanks to funding from the Stimulus Bill. Less than 200 jobs may seem like a drop in the bucket of the millions of people unemployed and underemployed. And it is. But the story in this niche […]

February 28, 2009

In the News: Green Industries Hiring in Scotland

According to Scotland’s The Herald newspaper, green jobs aren’t just on the rise in the U.S., but in the U.K. as well. The British company Centrica recently announced plans to create 1,500 new green jobs, from engineering positions to green collar assignments. Jobs will include energy efficiency advisers and wind farm installers. On Monday, I […]

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