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Let’s Get to Work!

By B. Adrian White
January 29, 2009
File under: Employment, Green Economy


As a candidate, President Obama spent a great deal of his time talking about getting the economy back on its feet. He cited renewable energy as the field where he wants to see lots of “pay the bills” kinds of jobs getting generated.

Well, President Obama said we should get to work, so I did. I went in search of a job in the renewable energy field. But where can a guy like me find one of these sweet new jobs of the new era? What kind of training do I need?

My search began, as so many do, on Google. I found a site called, “Renewable Energy World” and I was off. I searched on jobs in my state, Massachusetts, and got a hit. The job title was “Power Electronics Engineer”. And in no time at all I understood that I was clearly not qualified for this position. But that was okay, I was only looking.

The point: when I searched, there was a job.

Even better, when I punched in “information technology” there were six jobs listed around the country, all relevant to renewable energy. So yes, there are already jobs in renewable energy and the presidential train hasn’t even left the station yet, so to speak.

Currently there are many “green collar” opportunities, including jobs in Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Hydrogen, Ocean Energy, and more. You can search by category to find something along the lines of what you are doing right now. The good news is that if you are out of a job right now, there are jobs available in the growing field of renewable energy.

I am feeling really positive about this. For the first time in my cynical adult life I believed what my president said in a speech and it was true.

I believe that we can turn our economy around on the back of green technologies like renewable energy. Check this site out and even if you can’t find a job there, there are many other sites offering positions. A job is waiting for you out there. A job where you aren’t dumping poison into the air and water that your children are breathing and drinking.

Something good is happening, folks, and like our president said, it is up to us to keep the ball rolling.

Renewable Energy World – Job Seekers

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