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Green jobs on the rise

At a time when many career paths seem to be losing ground, green jobs seem to be on the upswing.

A study released last year by the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit group that promotes eco-friendly building practices, estimates that environmentally friendly construction projects will add 7.9 million green jobs and $554 billion to the American economy by 2012. In addition, the federal government has earmarked $750 million in green-job training grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed in February 2009.

"Lately, there have been many new green career developments," says Ezra Drissman, content developer for GreenCareersGuide.com, a site that profiles green jobs.

If you're interested in green jobs, check out some of these possibilities in the green industry sector.


 

 

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