Green Jobs… Do They Create Opportunity Through Sustainability?February 11th, 2016 Posted by creedla Environment, Green Construction No Comment yet
We’ve all heard reports about the U.S. adding x-number of jobs in a certain quarter, and many of those new positions are considered “green jobs”. But what constitutes a green job versus a conventional one?
A critical component is that green jobs must contribute to a more sustainable world, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a job that requires prerequisite training or a particular skillset… Therefore, individuals from a multitude of seemingly unrelated professions can technically be employed within the green job sector because the work they’re doing for an individual or an organization qualifies as “green”.
However, contributing towards sustainability is a rather open-ended concept, especially if the specific job in question is not contributing towards sustainability at all… As a result, research and due diligence are the best ways for job seekers to ensure that they are doing their part for the environment while gaining much-needed employment.
The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well.
Creed LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans.