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Survey will identify green jobs in state

Officials from the state's Department of Labor and Workforce Development say Tennessee is one of the first states in the nation to conduct a comprehensive business survey to identify green jobs.

This month the Department of Labor will mail more than 6,000 surveys to Tennessee employers, according to a press release. The surveys focus on economic activity in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries as well as identify occupations and skill requirements within those industries.

Last November the Department of Labor and Workforce Development was awarded the $765,000 Tennessee Recovery Act Labor Market Information Improvement Grant to collect and disseminate data on the state's growing green economy.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Labor Market Information Director Joe Cummings stresses the importance for businesses to complete the brief questionnaire. "For this information to be reliable, we need as many employers to participate as possible. Data obtained from the survey will assist workforce policy makers in determining appropriate training for the provision of a skilled workforce to support Tennessee's expanding green businesses."

Survey results will be published early next year. For more information visit TN.gov.


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