Overview to green jobs in New Mexico for students and job seekers.
Updated: Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010, 2:24 PM MST
Published : Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010, 2:24 PM MST
The 28-page Green Job Guidebook is a resource for job seekers, students, guidance counselors, career advisors, policy makers and anyone else interested in knowing about the tremendous potential of New Mexico’s existing and growing green job marketplace.
The guidebook contains an index of current and potential green jobs in New Mexico, how green jobs are a pathway out of poverty, about green job apprenticeship programs offered by unions and utility companies, government-sponsored green job placement assistance, green job programs at New Mexico colleges and universities, and what a green career pathway map is.
This guidebook was developed by Governor Richardson’s Green Jobs Cabinet to provide an accessible overview to green jobs in New Mexico. This guidebook will be updated periodically to include new information.
What is a Green Job?
Green jobs are family-supporting, career-track jobs that directly contribute to preserving or enhancing environmental quality.
In New Mexico, this means jobs in areas as diverse as:
It is important to include all jobs in these industries, from the specialized scientists and technicians through human resources and accounting professionals. It also includes people working on energy efficiency and other environmental goals in all industries.
The Potential of Green Jobs in New Mexico
More information can be found at: http://www.edd.state.nm.us/greenEconomy/greenJobs/index.html