Priority Green Jobs from Redfish Technology
This week’s top green career opportunities are for Business Development Managers in Energy Efficiency, Software Engineers in Renewables and Power Solutions, VP of Sales Wind, Junior and Senior Scientists in Alternative Energy, Solar Integrators, Inverter Engineers, Director of Utility Storage, Smart Grid Analyst, and more. (more…)
Redfish Technology Named a 2011 Leading Provider of Executive Search Firms and Staffing Agencies
Redfish Technology has been recognized in the Forbes “2011 Investment Guide” as a top recruiter out of more than 7,500 executive search firms and staffing agencies.
Leading Providers, a leading marketing and information services firm, notes that there are more than 7,500 executive search firms and staffing agencies in the United States. So that you don’t have to, Leading Providers conducted an in-depth, multi-month research process to identify leading firms. (more…)
How America Can Create Jobs
By Andy Grove, of Intel & Lecturer in Management Stanford Graduate School of Business
This is an interesting article discussing the need to recreate the scaling process in the U.S., i.e. nurture the start-up, fund it, but then rather than expatriate the manufacturing abroad, keep the jobs domestic. In this way not only is there more U.S. employment but we can also harness and nurture the scaling and innovation that comes with being an integral part of an effective ecosystem in which technology know-how can accumulate, experience can build on experience, and closer relationships can be forged between suppliers and customers. The author cites examples of the job machine (scaling and innovation process) breaking down in computers, and in alternative energy. Photovoltaics, a U.S. invention, are now primarily manufactured in China. “U.S. employment in the making of photovoltaic films and panels is perhaps 10,000—just a few % of estimated worldwide employment.” Not only have we foregone a large number of jobs, we risk breaking “the chain of experience that is so important in technological evolution. As happened with batteries, abandoning today’s “commodity” manufacturing can lock you out of tomorrow’s emerging industry.” (more…)
Green Job Trends – from the June Newsletter
The Pew Charitable Trusts 2010 report Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? Growth, Competition and Opportunity in the World’s Largest Economies shows that the global clean energy economy has had investment growth of 230 percent since 2005. The sector is poised to grow 25 % to a record $200 billion in 2010, despite a 40% decrease in investment in 2009 over the previous year.
Emerging as one of the most vital sectors in the U.S. economy, jobs in the clean energy sector grew 2.5 times faster than jobs overall from 1998 to 2007. By 2007, the last year for which data are available, more than 68,200 businesses nationwide accounted for more than 770,000 jobs, despite a lack of sustained government support in the past decade. And the green jobs generated are well-paid for people across a range of skill levels and educational backgrounds. (more…)