Investing in the New Economy

Authors: brian

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Today in a blog on the Huffington Post, Green For All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins called for investment in green jobs training programs to build our economy.

Green jobs pay higher, are more available to those with only a high school degree -- and are growing faster than jobs in the rest of the economy. It's a smart sector in which to invest.

There are currently 85,000 Americans working in the wind industry and more than 100,00 are working in solar. Nearly 50 percent of solar companies recently surveyed said they are expecting to add jobs in 2012. But, they need American workers prepared for these jobs.

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