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Oakland Gives Nod To 'Green Collar' Vision

By Barbara Grady
Oakland Tribune

Oakland may become the nation's first city with a "Green Jobs Corps" of workers trained in such areas as bio-fuels manufacturing and solar panel installation in an anti-poverty program that won significant city approval Tuesday. After some 150 people from various nonprofits and government agencies rallied in front of City Hall for "green jobs" creation, the public works committee of the Oakland City Council voted to ask the full council to provide $250,000 to start the program.

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