Green shoots take root in the US

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Green shoots take root in the US

The growth of the green job market in the US
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In a year which has seen some difficult economic challenges for many businesses, one positive story of growth through the recession is that of specialist green recruitment company Acre, proving that green shoots are taking root in the US job market.

 

Press Release
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 12:00pm




(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) May 11, 2010 - In a year which has seen some difficult economic challenges for many businesses, one positive story of growth through the recession is that of specialist green recruitment company Acre, proving that green shoots are taking root in the US job market. 


One year after opening their US office, Acre is already seeing a rise in the number of vacancies, job seekers and the variety of companies looking to hire green professionals across the US; a trend that seems set to continue.
 
In 2009 Acre launched the largest survey of the climate change job market ever conducted; The Carbon Salary Survey and this survey showed that 27% of companies hiring climate change professionals had head-quarters based in the US.
 
Martin Killeen, VP of Acre’s US operation observes, “the results of The Carbon Salary Surveyidentified the US as one of the main hubs of green industry. Our experience in the last 6 months indicates that we will see further growth in the green job market when the second survey is run later this year.”
 
Acre has seen almost a 100 per cent increase in the number of green jobs in the US since last year and a 40% increase in job applications from green professionals based in the US. “These are all positive signs that green industries are strengthening in the US” say Killeen. “And we predict that this growth will continue to create new specialist green job opportunities across the US.”  
 
Andrew Cartland, Acre’s Managing Director comments “we launched in the US during a turbulent economic period but our faith in green job market has been rewarded. We have had particular success in placing renewable energy specialists - particularly solar - and corporate responsibility strategists and as a result we are now looking to add to our own staff numbers”.

Further information on Acre Resources - www.acre-resources.com
 
Notes to editors: 
  • Established in 2003, Acre is the leading specialist recruitment company for the Corporate Responsibility, Climate & Energy and Environmental sectors.

  • Acre was the first recruitment agency of its type, established by Andy Cartland and Tom Leathes, both of whom have extensive experience in the ‘green’ sector and providing top quality recruitment solutions

  • Acre is the first choice for a range of clients, from the biggest global corporations to market-leading consultancies and NGOs

  • Acre now has 17 consultants with a passion for sustainability, and dedication for driving these industries forward.

  • Acre has offices in London and Chicago 

  • The above data is calculated using Acre’s own information gathered through their work since 2003

  • Acre is one of the leading partners behind green job market research projects

The Carbon Salary Survey and The Corporate Responsibility Salary Survey 

Carbon Salary Survey

The Carbon Salary Survey conducted by Acre in partnership with Thomson Reuters and Consultancy Acona

  • The full report can be downloaded at www.carbonsalarysurvey.com

  • 1157 climate change professionals took part in the survey conducted in April 2009 with the results published in June 2009

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