Finding a job and building a career is particularly tough these days, with technology and economies changing so fast. New types of jobs and careers are being created even as longstanding ones are lost. Among the former, “green” jobs and professions that help businesses reduce energy and resource use (as well as find better, more sustainable alternatives) are pegged to be among the fastest growing, not just in the US, but globally.
New job and career opportunities are emerging particularly fast in energy, transportation, and built environment, a group of economic sectors GreenBiz has dubbed the “VERGE Economy.”
Aiming to assist those looking to identify and map sustainable business job types and professions in the emerging VERGE Economy, GreenBiz has put together a helpful infographic (below). GreenBiz has also organized a VERGE@Greenbuild conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco Nov. 12-13.
Read on — it just might spark an interest that leads to a new rewarding job and career path…. (Click on the infographic and then click on it again on the next page to get a better view.)
I've been reporting and writing on a wide range of topics at the nexus of economics, technology, ecology/environment and society for some five years now. Whether in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Africa or the Middle East, issues related to these broad topical areas pose tremendous opportunities, as well as challenges, and define the quality of our lives, as well as our relationship to the natural environment.