According to recent coverage by the Associated Press in Baltimore, the labor department for the state of Maryland has recently announced the release of a brand new online resource and tool which individuals can use to locate potential green jobs. In an attempt to stimulate the industry, which is already growing quickly, Maryland officials aim for the online system and format to be used to link employers in various alternative energy industries to those most qualified to fulfill positions. As companies expand, so do their human resource needs—and this online database is one step further in the direction of making the workforce pipeline more efficient.
In addition, Maryland’s labor department announced that the online location, titled the Mid-Atlantic Regional Collaborative’s Green Works Jobs Portal, will not only provide those looking for employment with the ability to search for various jobs but also with other recruitment aids and useful information as well. The site was constructed for, and is intended to target, industries and jobseekers located within the Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia areas.
The Associated Press also reported that the department of labor for the state of Maryland issued a report analyzing the state of green jobs in the region, which found that the area contained approximately 235,000 green jobs employees involved with numerous companies in various capacities. The report did note, however, that these employment opportunities constituted 3 to 4 percent of the region’s total jobs and that most of the positions were relegated to firms that specialized in “energy efficiency and conservation.”
For more information about these developments, please visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maryland-labor-officials-announce-new-mid-atlantic-online-green-jobs-portal/2011/07/05/gHQAx7uWzH_print.html
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