Recruiting Success Stories:
Featured Placement – Richard Brangenberg
Commercial Project Manager – Solar Integrator
The COO (Founder and President) of this full-service solar electric system integrator asked Redfish to bring our expertise and resources to bear in the hunt for a proven Commercial Project Manager. This well-funded, privately held company develops, builds, and operates distributed solar power systems typically ranging from 250KW to 10MW each. (more…)
Ultra High Voltage (UHV) Transmission Could be Our Renewable Energy Interstate
By John Whitney AIA
The renewable energy transformation of the United States is confronted with two serious challenges: Addressing intermittency in power generation and transmitting low cost renewable power from renewable resource rich regions to the rest of the country. In just the past three years, China has taken the lead in development of ultra high voltage (UHV) transmission lines to address both of these issues. China’s elegant, simple, and cost-effective solution to these challenges is now being implemented in Brazil and India, but in the U.S. depressingly little activity on this front can be observed.
While viable renewable energy resources are available throughout the United States, certain regions are blessed with truly remarkable renewable assets: Solar power in the insolation intense Southwest, on-shore wind generation in the windy Great Plains, hydropower in the Northwest and Northeast, and deep enhanced geothermal in the West. With constantly improving technology and steadily dropping costs, renewable energy power generation is now cost effective in many regions of the U.S. However, apologists for the conventional power generation industry continue to argue that without aggressive incentivization and subsidies, power from renewable generation sources is just too costly for most of the country. (more…)
CNN’s Mary Snow interviews our own Rob Reeves, CEO of Redfish Technology
Where Are The Jobs?
Despite November’s bleak unemployment report, some economists expect hiring to improve soon. CNN’s Mary Snow interviewed economist Lakshman Achuthan and recruiter Rob Reeves to find out where the jobs are. (more…)
Green Job Trends
Three Million Jobs and Counting!
You have got to love it! And you’ve got to read the new Clean Tech Job Trends 2010 report just released by Clean Edge and The SJF Institute. This month in our look at Green Job Trends, we focus on the new CleanEdge report. Here are some of the highlights from our perspective:
Top Jobs Sectors
The top five sectors for clean-tech job activity in the U.S. are solar power; biofuels and biomaterials; smart grid and energy efficiency; wind energy; and, new to the list this year, advanced transportation/vehicles.
The Top 15 metropolitan areas for clean-tech job seekers in the U.S. were little surprise based on where we do most of our work in green job placements.
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA
- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA
- Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH (more…)
High Tech & Clean Tech Job Trends
From 2000 to 2008, Silicon Valley high-tech industries lost more than 108,400 jobs (19.9% of their total workforce), and real wages went down by 13.5%. High-tech industries outside of Silicon Valley saw nearly 431,000 jobs losses but had a more modest 6.2-percent rate of decline in employment over the 2000–08 period (more…)