Study of the Climate Change and Carbon Jobs Market Confirms Continued Growth

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Study of the Climate Change and Carbon Jobs Market Confirms Continued Growth

‘Green jobs’ substantially outperformed the rest of the job market despite the turbulent economy.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 9:00am

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 9, 2011 - ‘Green jobs’ substantially outperformed the rest of the job market despite the turbulent economy, with salaries of green collar workers in North America increasing by 4% since 2009. The results of this year’s Carbon Salary Survey indicate a thriving and growing sector, with the overall average North American salary at $104,095, an increase of over $4100 on last year’s results. In contrast, the US job market saw an average salary increase of just 2.4% (source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics). Job satisfaction levels have also risen by 3%, with 76% of participants saying they were ‘satisfied’ with their jobs. The percentage of participants who felt ‘more secure’ increased by up to 10% compared to the same figures for 2009.

The global survey was conducted by sustainability recruitment specialists Acre Resources and corporate responsibility consultancy Acona. Undertaken in October 2010, the Carbon Salary Survey is the biggest annual report of the climate change/carbon job market. Now in its second year, the survey provides insight into the individuals employed in this expanding marketplace, from the types of organisations they work for, to their job functions, salaries and career backgrounds.

The results also indicated a positive outlook for workers around the world in regard to salary, job security and job satisfaction. The global average salary also rose to $79,000, an increase of over $3,000 on last year’s results.

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Zen Bajina
Acona
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