Exploring the green infrastructure workforce

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Jobs for the Future (U.S.) (JFF)

Abstract:

Public demand has surged for 'green' innovations that make cities more environmentally friendly and more pleasant places to live. [Jobs for the Future] JFF examined the workforce needed to keep up with demand for green infrastructure systems and found that projected employment growth provides valuable opportunities for low-income, low-skilled workers to earn competitive wages. [The authors'] research found good entry-level jobs with some advancement potential, ranging from maintenance of urban gardens to installation of natural systems that manage stormwater flooding. Industry-led...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Sustainability; Employment; Labour market; Disadvantaged; Skills and knowledge; Innovation; Workforce development; Income; Outcomes

Keywords: Employment opportunity; Low skilled worker; Low income group; Skill needs; Green skills; Skill development; Wage; Future

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Boston, Massachusetts: Jobs for the Future, 2017

Physical description: 47 p. (report) + [2] p. (executive summary)

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http://www.jff.org/publications/exploring-green-infrastructure-workforce

Series: NatureWORKS issue brief; Spring 2017

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 128.317

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