Monday, December 8, 2008
Where will the green collar jobs Obama promises come from?
By Abby Schultz
Updated: 10/17/2008 2:09:07 PM
Senator Barack Obama talks about adding 5 million new “green-collar” jobs to the U.S. economy in the next 10 years if he’s elected president.
Senator John McCain is less specific, but he too expects his energy and environmental policies would lead to new jobs, and his platform calls for the U.S. to “become a leader in green jobs and green technology.”
No question, the U.S. economy needs more jobs. Some 760,000 jobs have been lost through September this year, a 6.1 percent unemployment rate, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this month. But what is a green job and where can an out-of-work employee get one? click here to continue