Biggest windfarm in world coming to Oregon, Green Jobcast #21

The Green Jobcast, episode 21, is a short news segment with information about green jobs making headlines across the country. This week news on the worlds biggest windfarm to be built in Oregon (download mp3) 3 minutes 45 sec

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“Green” jobs increased at close to three times the rate of total jobs in California between 1995 and 2008, according to a new report. The report, called “Many Shades of Green: Diversity and Distribution of California’s Green Jobs,” was releasedlast week by the nonpartisan organizations Next 10 and by Mountain View-based Collaborative Economics, a research and consulting firm. According to the report, as the California economy slowed between 2007 and 2008, total employment fell 1 percent, but green jobs grew by 5 percent.

Between 1995 and 2008, total jobs in California grew by 13 percent, while green jobs grew by 36 percent, from 117,000 to 159,000 jobs, and green businesses increased by 45 percent, according to the report.
Sacramento led the state with green job growth of 87 percent between 1995 and 2008, from 7,019 jobs in 1995 to 13,102 jobs in 2008. Sacramento was followed by San Diego (57 percent), the Bay Area (51 percent) and Orange County and Inland Empire (50 percent), according to the report.

General Electric has won a contract to build the biggest wind farm in the United States in Oregon. The wind farm will be located in Shepherds Flat, Oregon and when completed will be the biggest wind farm in operation in the world.

It will cover 30 square miles and will produce 845 megawatts of power, enough to power 235,000 homes. Shepherd Flats is located in the Northeast portion of Oregon. The construction phase will provide approximately 400 jobs during construction, but will provide less than 50 permanent jobs after completion.

In Michigan Saginaw County leaders are trying to attract a solar manufacturer’s project that could bring 500 jobs and a $250 million solar investment has gained a foothold.

Saginaw County leaders this week gave their blessing to efforts to obtain $10 million in state Community Development Block grants and set up a renaissance tax zone.

Norcross, Georgia-based Suniva wants to build a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing center if it can get state and federal grants and loans in a planned 235-acre renewable energy park at the northwest corner of M-52 and M-46 in Thomas Township.

New solar plant planned near Hinkley California

According to the Contra Cost Times Victorville energy company is planning to build a 250-megawatt solar electric plant near Hinkley, which will create dozens of news jobs and provide electricity for about 250,000 High Desert residents.

The Abengoa Mojave Solar plant will be built on a large swath of land nine miles northwest of Hinkley, north of Highway 58 and east of the Kramer Junction. It will employ 68 full-time workers, from top management down to unskilled laborers once it begins operation, said Percy Della, spokesman for the California Energy Commission. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2010, with a targeted completion date of fall 2012.

Payroll for the two-year construction project is estimated at $272 million, with about 830 workers on site per day and more than 1,100 workers on site at the peak of construction. Local expenditures during the construction phase are expected to be more than $100 million, Della said.

How to use Linkedin if unemployed #4

Richard Kirby from Executive Impact has our 4th career break audio on tips for using LinkedIn if you are unemployed.

Many of those out of work have a hard time figuring out these new online tools they need to be on. Hopefully these tips will help. (download mp3) 1 min 30 sec

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do not brand yourself as unemployed or job seeker…attract recruiters with keywords

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How to use Linkedin if unemployed #3

Steve Rude with Strategic Technology has our 3rd career break audio on tips for using LinkedIn if you are unemployed.

Many of those out of work have a hard time figuring out these new online tools they need to be on. Hopefully these tips will help. (download mp3) 1 min

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look at your specialized skills…position yourself as a consultant

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How to use LinkedIn if unemployed #2

Andy Hayes with Travel Online Partners has our 2nd career break audio on tips for using LinkedIn if you are unemployed.

Many of those out of work have a hard time figuring out these new online tools they need to be on. Hopefully these tips will help. (download mp3) 1 min

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make it clear the value you add

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How to use Linkedin if unemployed #1

Danielle Beauparlant Moser, Career Strategist with the Blended Learning Team begins our new career break audio series on tips for using LinkedIn if you are unemployed.

Many of those out of work have a hard time figuring out these new online tools they need to be on. Hopefully these tips will help. (download mp3) 1 min

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First, under professional headline, be sure to leverage your brand, that is, say what you DO! I could just say Career Coach on mine, but instead it’s my BRAND and reads: Career Strategist & Executive coach, teaching others to leverage social media to manage their careers! See the difference in the impact?

Next, under Current profession, leave it BLANK. If you put nothing under the section, it won’t show up under your public profile. The recruiters and hiring authorities with which I regularly network say they would rather see the current section blank than filled with nonsense like “CEO of Branding Me.”

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Revi’s 7 job hunting secrets

This is new audio from Revi Goldwasser a career coach who conducts free monthly teleclasses at interviewtipsandsecrets.com. Check out her recent teleclass with 7 job hunting secrets. Download mp3 or play below. (50 mins/50MB)

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She’ll cover the following:

1st SECRET:
The biggest reason why laid off employees are having such a hard time finding a new job and what you can do about it

2nd SECRET:
One of the biggest mistakes unemployed professionals make and a simple solution to fix it

3rd SECRET:
One of the best places to look for a job that no one even thinks about

4th SECRET:
The worst mistake that job seekers make when they apply for a job

5th SECRET:
The worst mistake job seekers make when they complete an application

6th SECRET:
The worst answer you can give on an interview when an employer asks, “What Is Your Weakness?” …Bonus: I will reveal one of my 5 perfect answers to this killer question

7th SECRET:
Job Board Resume Databases – How to get your resume noticed against the millions of other resumes out there!

About Revi

Revi Goldwasser is the founder and CEO of Wall Street Personnel, a financial services recruiting firm as well as JobsOnWallStreet.Com a leading financial online job board. Revi has been a recruiter since 2000, and has established relationships with hundreds of employers. Revi has personally coached tens of thousands of job seekers and has helped many of them find new jobs. Revi is a nationally renowned leading authority on how to find a job in today’s competitive job market. Revi has been quoted in the NY Sun, New York City Job Market Update, Recruiter.com, Mywire.com, Informationweek.com, and many other publications.

all about Advanced Practice Nursing Careers

This week on the healthcare Jobcast (#20) Andrea talks about Advanced Practice Nursing Careers (download mp3) 3 min

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Advanced practice nurses are some of the highest earners in the nursing field, and also have some of the most in-demand skill sets. If top pay and clinical authority are high on your wish list for a great nursing career, an advanced practice nursing career may be a great option for you! There are many different types of advanced practice nursing careers – learn about a few different roles, as well as the pay, and the requirements for becoming an advanced practice nurse.

NOTE: this will be Andrea’s last jobcast for 2009. Look for new ones in early 2010. Thanks for listening!

One way to tap your existing job network

Derek Hayes called in with this tip about how to go about tapping your existing network for job leads.(download) 1 min

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everyone you know…

Whats it like to work at ADP?

Well find out in this short jobcast with three of their recruiters. Find out about the culture and types of jobs they hire for. (download mp3)

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Wind & Solar jobs in the Green Jobcast #20

The Green Jobcast, episode 20, is a short news segment with information about green jobs making headlines across the country. This week news on wind jobs in Indiana and Pennsylnnia solar jobs (download mp3) 3 minutes

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The Philadelphia Inquirier is reporting that Pennsylvannia governor Rendell is expected to announce that a Greek solar-panel manufacturing company (Heliotechniki S.A) intends to build a production facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, a development that local officials hailed yesterday as an important step in positioning the city to be a key player in the emerging clean-energy economy. The plant is expected to create 400 to 500 jobs.

Also in Pennsylvannia, A company that makes cells that convert sunlight to energy wants to hire as many as 15 people at two locations near Pittsburgh. Solar Power Industries Inc. is based in Rostraver and already has about 250 employees. The company needs production and manufacturing workers at its headquarters and at a plant in East Huntingdon Township, both in Westmoreland County. The company has received $7.5 million in state aid for the plant and hopes to create 375 jobs over the next three years. They make solar cells, silicon ingots and solar modules used to turn sunlight into electric energy.

In Wind Power news

California-based WindStream Technologies Inc. plans to locate a development and production facility at Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana, state officials said Monday morning. The move is expected to create more than 260 jobs by 2012.

The startup company manufactures small-scale wind turbines called TurboMills, designed to capture wind energy in urban settings.

In Indiana…Windstream plans to invest millions to establish operations at the Purdue Technology Center in New Albany, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. said in a written release. The company plans to begin hiring assembly and distribution workers and professional staff as facility and equipment upgrades are made at the site.

A new wind-power blade manufacturing plant that will create an estimated 1,000 jobs is in the works, according to Dallas-based Tang Energy. The company is gearing up to supply blades for a $1.5 billion Texas wind farm. Today’s announcement is only the latest indication of the many positive effects on the U.S. economy of developing domestic energy sources.

U.S. Renewable Energy Group (led by Dallas investor Cappy McGarr), A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. of Shenyang, China, and Cielo Wind Power LP of Austin plan to build a wind farm capable of generating more than 600 megawatts of electricity on 36,000 acres of land. According to the Dallas Morning News, the project calls for 240 Chinese-made turbines and 720 blades, each 157 feet long.

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