Thursday, June 18, 2009

Every industry is green, not just energy!

Are there green job opportunities out there? You bet! Most people think in terms of jobs in “energy” industries like biofuels, wind, solar and hydro. Without question, job opportunities exist in those industries. However, just about every industry is thinking green, which opens up green jobs within those industries.

Dave Sanders, managing partner of global search firm WorldBridge Partners and practice leader for clean technology, said that there is an emerging need in major corporations for people who understand the business issues surrounding “going green” and who can help identify ways those companies can maximize profits and mitigate risks. Opportunities abound for energy-efficient data centers and lighting, and companies want to eliminate processes that waste energy. Here is just one simple example: accountants. Can “bean counters” really be green? Absolutely! With emerging emphasis and growth on “cap-and-trade” initiatives, there is a demand for accountants who can perform the internal environmental audits within every company and industry.

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