In this updated version, published in December 2011 for the U.S. Department of Labor, authors Erich C. Dierdorff DePaul University and North Carolina State University; Jennifer J. Norton, Christina M. Gregory North Carolina State University; and David Rivkin, Phil Lewis National Center for O*NET Development, present the current state of the green economy, outline major workforce development challenges facing the green economy, and present updated research on green new and emerging occupations.
- Section I briefly describes the 2009 report, discussing the contributions of the occupational greening concept to the world of work and the adoption of the concept into numerous O*NET products and tools.
- Section II summarizes the 12 green sectors and presents substantial changes in green activities and technologies, comparing the occupational implications described in the 2009 report to current occupational implications.
- Section III discusses key challenges faced by the world of work due to the greening of occupations.
- Section IV summarizes the review of 24 candidate Green New and Emerging occupations, original identified in the 2009 report, for inclusion in the current O*NET-SOC taxonomy.
- Section V summarizes general conclusions on the current state of the green economy.
Seven appendices present data in Excel spreadsheet format:
Appendix A: Green Increased Demand Occupations by Sector (XLS – 61 KB)
Appendix B: Green Enhanced Skills Occupations by Sector (XLS – 70 KB)
Appendix C: Green New and Emerging Occupations by Sector (XLS – 69 KB)