There’s increasing evidence that sustainability jobs are becoming a large and growing portion of the U.S. workforce across multiple sectors. A 2016 GreenBiz survey (PDF) stated that 75 percent of the participating firms had dedicated sustainability budgets and 40 percent had grown these over the previous two years.
As companies continue to imbed sustainability throughout their organizations, job opportunities are likely to grow — a trend identified by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in a report released earlier this year. It states that sustainability jobs already count at 4 million and growing. Provocatively titled “Now Hiring: The Growth of America’s Clean Energy and Sustainability Jobs (PDF),” the report looks at the EDF’s successful fellowship program, Climate Corps, against the backdrop of the continued growth of the clean energy sector in the U.S.
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