Workforce group launches regional 'green jobs' site

July 05, 2011|By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun

A group of state workforce agencies launched a new job search site Tuesday for "green" occupations in the region, saying that Maryland, Washington and Virginia have more than 230,000 workers involved in some aspect of environmental protection or natural resource conservation.

The job listings site, marcgreenworks.com, has openings ranging from geologist to software engineer.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Collaborative, which created the site, is made up of state workforce leaders in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. The group said Maryland's share of green jobs — about 110,000 — accounts for almost 5 percent of its workforce. Nearly a third of the jobs dubbed "green" in the three-jurisdiction region are in construction.

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