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Top 5 Solar Energy Jobs: The Complete Guide

Everything you need to know about getting a solar energy job is here!

The 5 top types of jobs, the solar companies that are hiring the most, and the solar trade and non-profit associations.


#1 Job: Solar PV Roof-top Installer

This is the most advertized of…


Added by Bernard Ferret on March 12, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

TheGreenJobBank's list of the Top 10 Green Employers of 2012

TheGreenJobBank published its list of Top 10 Green Employers of 2012. These employers are companies in multiple sectors of the Green Economy -renewable energy, green automotive, green building, energy efficiency, smart grid, environmental, and sustainability, that have posted the most green jobs online in 2012.

TheGreenJobBank indexes green jobs from websites of green employerse, green recruiters, green non-profit organizations, green trade associations, and green job boards. Its…


Added by Bernard Ferret on January 15, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

28,000 Green Jobs Indexed since January 1, 2012

Today's blog sounds like a broken record... we've been saying the same thing for many weeks... we've broken our record!  We indexed 2,844 new green jobs this week.

2012 will be a record year for green jobs. And it's an easy prediction... we've already indexed 28,000 since the beginning of the year, compared to 63,000 for the whole of last year. So in less than…


Added by Bernard Ferret on March 24, 2012 at 1:57pm — No Comments

February Another Record Month for Green Jobs

Green Jobs February was another record month for green jobs with over 11,500 green jobs indexed, following our previous record in January with almost 11,000.

The number of current green jobs again reached a record today with over 10,800 green jobs that are less than 60 days old.…


Added by Bernard Ferret on March 24, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Record Number of Green Jobs Indexed in January 2012

For the first time in its more than 2-year history, The Green Job Bank indexed almost 11,000 green jobs in a single month.

January 2012 was the best month ever for The Green Job Bank, with 10,954 green jobsindexed, of which 7,596 are still active. The current active green…


Added by Bernard Ferret on February 19, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Newsweek's Top "Green" Companies Anything but Green

Calling IBM, HP, Apple and Dell "Green" companies is a huge stretch of the imagination. Newsweek (now part of the Daily Beast) absolutely misunderstands what a green company is.

If you look at the…


Added by Bernard Ferret on February 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Where are the Green Jobs?... at VantagePoint portfolio companies.

Another VC firm of interest to green job seekers: VantagePoint Capital Partners.

They've invested in 31 cleantech companies, and we have 16 of the 31 setup on The Green Job Bank, with all their jobs. As of today, they had a combined total of 134…


Added by Bernard Ferret on November 4, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Where Are the Green Jobs? ...At Kleiner-Perkins GreenTech Portfolio Companies

Top VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' Green Tech portfolio companies are hiring! Of 29 companies in the portfolio, 19 have a total of 324 open green jobs in the US.

Bloom Energy ranks first with 53 open positions, followed by…


Added by Bernard Ferret on July 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Green Job Bank Tops 10,000 Green Jobs!

Baltimore, MD - June 8, 2011 - The Green Job Bank announced today that its index of current green jobs has passed 10,000 unique postings for the past two weeks. With green jobs in many categories, including renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal), energy efficiency,…


Added by Bernard Ferret on June 9, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

With newfound confidence and IPO dollars, GM hires 1,000 for EV division

GM announced on Nov. 30 that it's hiring 1,000 engineers and researchers over the next couple of years for its electric vehicle division. When was the last time GM announced the creation of high-paying jobs?

This time around, GM is very optimistic, and full of new found confidence. With billions of dollars from a recent IPO, and a single order for 12,000 Chevy Volts from GE, who wouldn't…


Added by Bernard Ferret on December 3, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A great week for 5 green startups and green jobs

There were a number of stories this week about green startups raising venture capital. I hope this soon translates in the creation of green jobs... In the news this week, we had:


Added by Bernard Ferret on July 18, 2010 at 2:34am — No Comments

What is a Green Job?

There are so many definitions of what a green job is, that it's now getting to the point where it's difficult to know what a green job is. And the difficulty is increased by the lack of clear and agreed upon definitions of a green company and the categories of green products or services (is nuclear clean? is "clean coal" really clean?).

So to add to the confusion, I'll add my 2 cents to the discussion. A green job is:

  • A job at an…

Added by Bernard Ferret on June 21, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Where are the Green Jobs?

The Obama administration has promised the creation of millions of green jobs in the next few years. Well, it hasn’t started yet… these jobs are nowhere to be seen. And I know what I’m talking about: I’ve been looking for them for over a year.

I have to tell you I’m not a job seeker. I’m self employed and the creator of The Green Job Bank. That’s why I’m looking for green jobs. There are basically three types of… Continue

Added by Bernard Ferret on May 17, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments

A New Green Job Search Engine

The Green Job Bank is a Green Jobs Search Engine. It's FREE for recruiters, employers, and job seekers. The engine crawls the web in search of Green job postings. Currently, the site has indexed over 6,000 Green jobs from thousands of Green Employers websites, Green Recruiters websites, Green job boards and general job boards.

The Green Job Bank features hundreds of… Continue

Added by Bernard Ferret on May 17, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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