Monday, June 29, 2009

The Greening of Oregon's Workforce

Oregon had about 51,400 green jobs in 2008.

This figure comes from The Greening of Oregon’s Workforce: Jobs, Wages, and Training -- a report released today by the Employment Department. The info in this report is based on a survey of employers done earlier this year.

Other findings included:
- Green jobs accounted for 3 percent of the state's employment in the private sector, state government, and local government.
- The were green jobs in every major industry and in 226 occupations.
- On average, green jobs tended toward slightly higher wages than jobs across the entire economy.
- Minimum education requirements for green jobs closely mirrored requirements for all jobs statewide.

Even more details are available in this brief article, or you can read the full report.

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