Larry Keim Harlingen with Executive Zoom Part 3 - Texas Green Jobs

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Larry Keim Harlingen Texas wraps up his 3 part series with Executive Zoom by discussing green jobs in the state of Texas. On February 9 of this year the Texas Workforce Commission announced that they were offering $15 million to Texas Employers.

Green jobs have been around for a long time, such as: jobs in air quality; biofuels; renewable energy jobs; green construction jobs; weatherization and much more.

Larry Keim Harlingen Texas wraps up his 3 part series with Executive Zoom by discussing green jobs in the state of Texas.

On February 9 of this year the Texas Workforce Commission announced that they were offering $15 million to Texas Employers as incentives for hiring out-of-work Texans. According to Keim this is a good time for those job seekers to look at the possibility of acquiring jobs in the Green Jobs (a.k.a. Green Collar Jobs) industries.

There are several issues to be considerred. First, what defines a green job? Keim says it's not as complicated as some people make it. "Green jobs have been around for a long time, such as: jobs in air quality; biofuels; renewable energy jobs; green construction jobs; weatherization and much more."

Special training is required for some of these jobs. Keim says, "Green jobs training is here and more is coming. In Texas two HB 516 & SB 108 bills have been introduced to supplement training." We found that Texas Governor Rick Perry's Competitiveness Council stated that 2/3 of new energy sector jobs over the next 10 years would come from renewable energy sector. Keim also pointed at that some certification, specifically LEEDS certification may be required.

Not all jobs are yet available. Keim says that many are available now and others, such as wind power generation, solar energy and smart grid jobs are on the horizon. "The time to prepare is now. The highest paying jobs will be in these areas, where technical and professional skills will be required."

To learn more about the online firm of Executive Zoom go to http://www.executivezoom.com. Executive Zoom would like to thank Larry Keim Harlingen Texas for his participation. Larry Keim Harlingen Texas is a consultant to various executive career change organizations throughout the U.S.

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