Electronic bike docking station in Madrid

Electronic bike docking station in Madrid

Origin of a new book about creating millions of green jobs

The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future

By Justine Burt

The number of people who want green jobs dwarfs the number of green jobs available. In the summer of 2019, a position to expand recycling programs at Alameda County government facilities in California drew over 200 applicants. At the same time, the City of San Leandro nearby posted a sustainability manager vacancy that also generated abundant interest. When I talked to the Human Resources manager overseeing the hiring process for San Leandro about how many people applied, she said “well, there weren’t hundreds, but I was happy to see such a large number of highly qualified candidates for this one job.” While having many applicants is good for the hiring manager, the situation poses brutal odds for people searching for work in the environmental sustainability field. (to continue reading, click here)

The Great Pivot is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

Credit: Oregon Coast Aquarium

Credit: Oregon Coast Aquarium


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