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If you’re considering a career change in response to unemployment, you may be finding it difficult to stay proactive and optimistic. What to do? Where to start? How to avoid getting discouraged and/or overwhelmed? Here are 3 suggestions:
Did you know….?*
[*New Facts, Trends and Resources for career searchers]
The Green Technology industry is on the rise! Jobs are being created for teachers, project managers, etc as well as those with green expertise.
"The greening of American industry is in full bloom. Consider the numbers: From 1998 through 2007, the number of green U.S. jobs shot up 9.1%, while the rest of the workforce saw an increase of 3.7%. President Obama is certainly doing his part to make sure such progress continues apace: His stimulus bill dedicated $30 billion to exploring and expanding clean-energy technologies, and in January a $2.3 billion in tax credits went to companies developing new energy ideas and solutions. Here we take a look at five places (San Francisco, Portland, Detroit, Boston and NYC) that are making the most of this decidedly green moment in the economy."
Also see Carol McClelland, Green Careers for Dummies .
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