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ERIC Number: ED510507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
Low-Skill Workers' Access to Quality Green Jobs. Perspectives on Low-Income Working Families. Brief 13
Martinson, Karin; Stanczyk, Alexandra; Eyster; Lauren
Urban Institute (NJ1)
This brief discusses strategies for improving access to green jobs among those with low skill levels, particularly jobs that can help improve workers' economic standing and better support their families. In order to understand where green jobs for low-skill individuals can be found, the first section provides an overview of green industries and occupations and what they pay. The second section focuses on identifying "good" green jobs that provide the potential for individuals to support themselves and their families. Other sections discuss how training for green jobs can equip low-skill workers with needed skills, provide recommendations for improving these training efforts, and detail examples of innovative programs. (Contains 1 box, 1 figure and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute