Getting a green job, or with a company that's going green, is becoming increasingly popular, especially with recent graduates and entry-level employees. A recent poll on green employment by MonsterTRAK.com, a job Web site geared toward students and entry-level hires, found that 80 percent of young professionals are interested in securing a job that has a positive impact on the environment, and 92 percent would be more inclined to work for a company that is environmentally friendly.
To help the supply meet up with the demand for green employees, MonsterTRAK teamed up with environmental non-profit ecoAmerica (full disclosure: Bob Perkowitz, President of ecoAmerica, is a member of TreeHugger's Board of Advisors) to start GreenCareers, the first environmentally responsible recruitment service for college students and recent graduates. The site offers both a search for green jobs and for green companies, so that both explicitly "green jobs"-a solar panel installer, for example-and "regular jobs" within a green company-an accountant with an organic food company, we'll say-are available and easy to find.
And it works both ways: going green as a company, or even just in your office building can certainly give the planet a helping hand, but increasing evidence suggests it can also help you recruit and land more talented people, and, for companies, going green has another compelling benefit: the possibility of reducing operating costs. It seems that green jobs benefit everyone. Happy hunting! ::GreenCareers
[Via ::Wall Street Journal]
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