I for one have very little respect for what all the humps call green jobs. The definition is more slogan than reality or more importantly the perceived reality. For instance if you are the person who screws in CFL’s at your place of work your job is deemed “green”. Somehow I think people who pushed for a higher order of greenness expected something else.
Other truly green jobs will be lost though if Americans don’t wake up to the educational needs of potential workers. America has gobbled the goo that it is all about college for junior and that is killing us. America needs to revisit the reality that blue-collar jobs are real and good and that the 21st Century has a varied amount of them. These jobs have new century twists on old-time faves like machinists,welders and painters and we need these folks. These jobs pay well too and have the potential to assure American manufacturing doesn’t disappear from our collective history.
A good article at City Journal
Definition reality at BLS here