NEUJOBS Webcast Series: Will The Greening Economy Require Different Skills From Workers?

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 3:00pm
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 3:00pm to 3:40pm

The greening of the economy is creating different jobs that require different skill needs. In this webcast Bert Colijn presents major results on a report by The Conference Board that assessing the Green Jobs in the European economy and the skills required to adequately fill them using a database from WANTED Technologies. In a further discussion with Ilaria Maselli, Researcher at the Center for Economic Policy Studies CEPS following issues will be addressed:

  • Green jobs are still fairly limited in the European economy, averaging at about 3 percent of jobs demanded.
  • There is a large difference by country, with Denmark and Switzerland leading the percent of green jobs demanded.
  • The greenest are jobs in engineering, science and installation, maintenance and repair work.
  • The skills required for green jobs are mostly technical skills.

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