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Green Jobs

Literature and statistics on the employment aspect of the green economy.


Green Job Initiatives

Dept. of Labor, Employment and Training Administration site that provides government "green jobs" grant information, competency models, and other resources.

Greening of the World of Work

The O*NET program, which provides comprehensive occupational descriptions and data, has compiled this book of references.

Monthly Labor Review: Special Issue January 2013, Vol. 136, No. 1

Includes articles "BLS green jobs overview" by Dixie Sommers, "The Green Goods and Services survey: collection and results" by Nicholas Fett, Robert Viegas, and Mark deWolf, "The Green Goods and Services Occupational survey: initial results" by Zack Warren, "Green technologies and practices: a visual essay" by Audrey Watson, and "Workplace safety and health profiles of occupations with green technology jobs" by Aaron Parrott and William Wiatrowski.

The Greening of the World of Work - A Look at its Impact on Occupations

From LMI Central, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) WorkforceGPS (formerly Workforce3 One).

Archived Resource (information through 2012):

Green Jobs Community of Practice

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s ETA's Workforce3 One. Site created for practitioners to share information. Under "Resources" provides database of 4,000 items, such as "best practices, replicable models, implementation plans, recorded webinars, videos, research documents, and data reports."


The International Labour Organization maintains a Green Jobs website. The ILO Library has a resource guide on green jobs.

United Nations Development Program 2009 Discussion Paper: Green Jobs for the Poor by Maikel R. Lieuw-Kie-Song

World Bank 2012 Policy Research Working Paper: "Green" Growth, "Green" Jobs and Labor Markets by Alex Bowen

U.S. States

Green Jobs Initiative

The National Conference of State Legislatures website has lists of state initiatives.

Green Jobs Legislation

NCLS Energy and Environment Legislation Tracking Database

Select Green Jobs under Topics.

New York State Green Jobs Study

Results of 2010 survey of 20,000 businesses.