If you’re hoping for green job growth in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, then we’ve got some good news for you. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Collaborative (aka MARC) Green Consortium estimates that the green economy will grow by 12% over the next 2 years.
236,500 green jobs already exist and the green economy in this area alone is estimated at $34.8 billion, according to the Green Data for a Growing Green Economy Report from MARC. 50% of these green jobs are concentrated in construction, technical services, and education, but green jobs were identified in 300+ industries.
When this survey was completed in mid-2010, over 6500 green jobs were open and many of these did not require college degrees. Green collar jobs which required a college degree accounted for about 69% of jobs in Washington D.C., but less than 30% of green jobs in Maryland or Virginia required degrees.
To help applicants find openings, MARC has set up a green jobs web portal which collects job posting information through spidering other job boards and job seeker services such as job market trends, career information, and job market exploration tools. Employers will be able to see resumes uploaded by job seekers.
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