We’ve all heard the term, “blue collar” jobs and know those are the jobs where a person performs manual labor on assembly lines, construction sites, and/or in manufacturing, just to name a few.
If you haven’t already, soon, you’ll be hearing the term, “green collar jobs”.
So, what is a green collar job, and where are they?
With so much attention being placed on saving the environment, reducing waste and preventing global warming (a debatable topic), positions in the “clean energy” sector are being tagged as green collar jobs.
Green collar jobs are employees who work, or will work in:
- Wind Power Farms
- The solar energy field
- Organics (of all types)
- Green building
- Other areas of renewable energy
- And any other job that benefits the environment
Many of these jobs are technically white or blue collar jobs, however, because these workers are involved in the renewable energy and/or environmental sector, the name “green collar jobs has been attached to these positions.
With politicians urging the government, corporations and/or small businesses to create more green collar jobs; the hope is these jobs will pay more, help to reduce waste and our dependency on oil, and save the planet.
Watch for tax breaks, loans and/or governmental grant opportunities which may become available to businesses for the creation of green collar jobs.
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