This week Andrea informs us of the different types of healthcare jobs. (download mp3) 5 min
“When people think about medical jobs, often the first thing that comes to mind are clinical roles such as doctors and nurses. However, there are hundreds of other professional roles in the healthcare field, one or more of which may even be a fit for your current skills and experience! Learn what transferable skills are in demand, and how to break into the healthcare field from another industry.”
The Green Jobcast, episode 7, is a short news segment with information about green jobs making headlines across the country. (download mp3) 3 minutes
Sponsored by Jobs in Solar Power & Jobs in Wind Power.
A Connecticut non-profit, The WorkPlace is reporting that it has been awarded a competitive grant to provide job training to veterans to help them succeed in civilian careers, with an emphasis on “green jobs.”
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded them a $500,000 grant for one year; based on performance, the grant can be renewed for an additional two years, for a total of $1.5 million.
They will be serving veterans throughout two regions – Southwestern and South Central Connecticut – working with lead partner Workforce Alliance, the New Haven-based Workforce Investment Board. They’ll utilize the grant to help approximately 120 veterans pursue employment opportunities in such green jobs as weatherization technician, energy auditor, renewable energy technician, asbestos supervisor, and hazardous waste technician.
Efforts will be coordinated with the CT DOL Veterans programs and a network of referral sources. Training resources will include a growing number of specialized “green” occupational providers as well as expanded Community College curriculum.
RecyGrow is a company that will use green technologies to grow plant life from processed recycled materials. It plans to build a production facility and greenhouses in Janesville Illinois. Green roof technology will be their primary target market.
Construction on their home base doesn’t begin until March, but RecyGrow has already rented a greenhouse so they can begin some of their pilot projects. The company will be hiring 50 employees this spring, but that’s only the beginning…Marketing officer Darren Kennedy says…RecyGrow will be hiring for all skill levels this spring. In the short term RecyGrow will focus on products that help restore shorelines. Eventually they hope to provide products for green roofs and erosion control products, but they say it will take a few years for the company to navigate those areas.
BALTIMORE SUN: A Florida-based biofuel startup with a Baltimore laboratory announced a joint venture Monday to build a pilot plant in Texas for producing ethanol directly from blue-green algae. Algenol Biofuels said it has teamed up with Dow Chemical Company, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology and Membrane Technology and Research Inc. to construct a 100,000-gallon-a year “biorefinery” on 24 leased acres at a Dow plant in Freeport, Tex. The project is meant to test the economic feasibility of Algenol’s process of using carbon dioxide, salt water and sunlight to extract ethanol from cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae. With headquarters in Bonita Springs and a research facility in North Baltimore, the company also said it had applied for a $25 million federal economic-stimulus grant to help finance the project. Algenol CEO Paul Woods said the privately held company plans to invest $25 million in the project, which it expects to create or save more than 300 jobs.
US Solar Jobs Map: The Solar Energy Research Education Foundation (SEREF) has produced maps illustrating the growth of jobs likely to result from growth in the solar energy industry for the US. They got help from Google Earth Outreach andGoogle.org to produce the maps using Google Earth technology. The maps show over 400,000 new jobs due to solar energy industry growth by the year 2016. You can view the map using the GE plugin at https://www.seref.us/solarjobsmap.html
This week Andrea informs us of the rise of Medical Science Liaison (download mp3) 4 min 20 sec
Medical science liaisons are experiencing a surge in demand recently, thanks to new FDA regulations that limit pharmaceutical reps from discussing certain uses for drugs. Find out how to become a medical science liaison, and what challenges you may face working towards a lucrative career in this competitive field.
We’re excited to announce more great content for JobRadio.fm stream and podcast. Andrea Santiago is the About.com Guide to healthcare jobs and each week she’ll give us a quick update on whats happening in this growing career field. (2 min 30 sec) (download mp3)
Topic: A hot new role in healthcare IT (information technology) is projected to add 75,000 jobs in the near future. Learn more about this growing need, and how you can qualify for one of these in-demand jobs. If you’ve got computer skills, or an interest in computers and ability to train, this may be a great employment option for you.
The Green Jobcast, is a short news segment with information about green jobs making headlines across the country. This is our second episode. Transcript below. (download mp3)
Sponsored by Jobs in Solar Power & Jobs in Wind Power.
In california Green jobs are growing like, weeds, analysts say. If you want to know what these jobs are and where they can be found in California, visit a new mapping website from the Environmental Defense Fund. (edf.org)
The site allows you to search for companies that do things such as retrofit homes for energy efficiency, manufacture parts for renewable energy systems, build electric cars or process advanced fuels.….that web address is edf.org
At NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada, last week – President Barack Obama announced over $467 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to expand and accelerate the development, deployment, and use of geothermal and solar energy across the United States.
The funding is intended to help the solar and geothermal industries overcome technical barriers, demonstrate new technologies, and provide support for clean energy jobs.
“We have a choice,” said the President, addressing armed services personnel and legislators at Nellis Air Force Base. “We can remain the world’s leading importer of oil, or we can become the world’s leading exporter of clean energy. We can hand over the jobs of the future to our competitors, or we can confront what they have already recognized as the great opportunity of our time: the nation that leads the world in creating new sources of clean energy will be the nation that leads the 21st century global economy. That’s the nation I want America to be.”
The President announced the new funding on the 100th day after he signed the Recovery Act while standing near the largest solar electric plant of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. More than 72,000 solar panels built on an old landfill provide 25 percent of the electricity for the 12,000 people who live and work at Nellis. American Clean Energy & Security Act) passed out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on May 21, 2009 with 33 votes for and 25 votes against. Said by many to be a landmark as it is a “comprehensive approach to America’s energy policy that charts a new course towards a clean energy economy.”
According to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce website:
The American Clean Energy and Security Act will create millions of new clean energy jobs, save consumers hundreds of billions of dollars in energy costs, enhance America’s energy independence, and cut global warming pollution.
Ge is planning to build new energy efficient water heaters which will add about 400 green jobs at their plant in Louisville Kentucky. The new product will create the jobs when manufacturing begins in 2011…
a 3-year-old Akron, Ohio-based startup called Green Energy Technologies wants to use its new wind cube technology to power buildings. The company already has hundreds of orders in place and expects to expand quickly, adding at least 200 jobs in the next year. Green Energy has been testing the wind at a number of big-box retailers and grocery stores so that it will be ready to install the WindCubes as soon as they are available. And Green Energy’s factory is already fully tooled up and ready to begin building 32 blades a week starting at the beginning of July…
In Tenessee, “More than 600 people will be hired to build a new solar farm facility, and others will be hired to operate it.”As part of the Volunteer State Solar Initiative, West Tennessee will have the top solar energy-generating facility in the region.
And in florida NASA and Florida Power & Light Co. took a big step last week toward building a pair of clean-electricity plants at Kennedy Space Center. During a ceremonial announcement at the KSC visitors center, FP&L officials laid out plans to install solar panels at two sites that will produce enough power for about 1,200 homes
In episode two of the JobRadio.fm original series, Dan Schawbel talks the things you need to do in 2009 to manage and maintain your personal brand. It goes live on our stream next week but you can listen right here!
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