This is the fourth in a series of blogs, which be posted on Fridays over the next few months on the Green Jobs Community of Practice. The series will focus on the definition of green jobs and will highlight green jobs reports from various states. This blog features California.
Bonnie Graybill has been a manager in the California Labor Market Information Division since 1991, currently serving as Deputy Division Chief for Programs and Local Information. Beginning in Spring 2008, Bonnie and her staff have been studying the green economy. Bonnie’s career in State government began in 1973, in Employment Development Department’s (EDD) Personnel Office. In ensuing years, she managed various programs at the State Personnel Board and EDD, including serving as Planning Chief for EDD’s Director.
California’s LMI staff has been studying the green economy, and recently completed a survey of green jobs and green practices for the state, surveying over 50,000 businesses across the economy—all industries, all geographies and all size classes. Results from the can be viewed in a presentation entitled California's Green Economy.
Green jobs produce (“supply”) goods or services that result in:
Preliminary findings from our survey include:
We will be publishing a report on our findings in early May, and follow with a series of reports focusing on industry and geographic details. We are gathering additional information on green occupations and skills in the year to come.
We are happy to hear what other states are doing, and answer questions if we can!
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