Friday, September 23, 2011




IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau




Green career articles

Careers in Electric Vehicles, September 2011

Electric cars are considered to be an important step towards reducing petroleum dependence, protecting the environment, and improving transportation sustainability. The production of these vehicles will provide employment opportunities for many workers. (PDF)


Careers in Green Construction, July 2011

Buildings constructed today are very different from those built 100 years ago. As interest in protecting the environment grows, "green," or sustainable, buildings have become more commonplace. At first glance, these buildings might not appear very different from their predecessors, but they feature specialized designs and materials to limit their environmental impact. (HTML) (PDF)


Careers in Solar Power, June 2011

Sunlight is the most abundant source of potential energy on the planet. If harnessed properly, sunlight could easily exceed current and future electricity demand. As solar power becomes more cost-effective, it has the potential to make up a larger share of growing U.S. energy needs. (HTML) (PDF)


Careers in Wind Energy, September 2010

Wind power has been used for centuries, but is a relatively new source of electricity generation. As the wind energy industry continues to grow, it will provide many opportunities for workers in search of new careers. These careers extend beyond the wind farm: it also takes the efforts of workers in factories and offices to build and operate a turbine. (HTML) (PDF)

Articles on Green Jobs from Occupational Outlook Quarterly

·         Careers in Wind Energy, Winter 2010 (PDF)

·         Careers in Organic Food Production, Fall 2010 (PDF)

·         Going "Green": Environmental Jobs for Scientists and Engineers, Summer 2009 (PDF)

·         You're a What? Recycling Coordinator, Winter 2010 (PDF)

·         You're a What? Wind Turbine Service Technician, Fall 2010 (PDF)

·         You're a What? Solar Photovoltaic Installer, Fall 2009 (PDF)





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