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    • Energy CentralEmployment Services DivisionEnergyCentralJobs.com | Sparqpoint Solutions
      Women’s Vision Foundation
    • Energy Central
      EnergyCentral.com: The Internet hub for electric power professionals, providing news, analysis, and information related to the energy industry.EnergyBiz® Magazine: An Eddie Award winning, bi-monthly publication for C-level executives and their direct reports, EnergyBiz examines the formative trends and strategies of the energy industry. Intelligent Utility™ Magazine:  This bimonthly magazine explores the strategies and realities of delivering information-enabled energy and building a smart grid, focusing on people, process and technology, economic models, finance, and public policy. Sierra Energy Group: Sierra provides information technology (IT) and Smart Grid research, analysis and consulting services to leading electric and natural gas utilities and vendors to the industry.
    • Events
    • Our Clients
    • My Role
      Oversee the Employment Services DivisionStrategic Planning | New Product Development | P&L | Sales Team Management | Marketing | Technology & Development | Customer Service | Janitorial Services
      Attend annual HR Conferences with NRECA, APPA, IEHRA, et al.
      Macro-level view of IOUs, Munis, Coops, general job market in utility industry.
    • Macro Energy Industry View:Green Collar Jobs
    • What are Green Collar Jobs?
      Are Green Collar Jobs more like Blue Collar or White Collar jobs?
      Van Jones – Special Advisor on Green Jobs, White House Council on Environmental Quality defined Green Collar Jobs as “Good jobs that are good for the environment.”
      Colorado doesn’t know… Center for Workforce Development is working with business leaders, educational institutions, and labor to define green jobs.
      Confusion: If you are a sales executive for a company that has a corporate recycling initiative, are you green?
    • Green Collar Jobs…
      Are more like Blue Collar Jobs
      Energy Efficiency
      Solar installations
      Blade Technicians
    • Decline of Manufacturing Jobs
      Manufacturing Employment (millions of jobs)
      Between 1998 and 2007,
      Manufacturing jobs declined
      by nearly 21% - an average of
      2.6% per year.
      >2M jobs lost
      Sources: Congressional Budget Office; Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
      Note: The vertical bars indicate periods of recession as defined by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
    • Job-Years
      Executive Office of the President
      Council of Economic Advisers:
      $100 billion of government spending creates 1,085,355 job-years.
      $100 billion of tax cuts creates 687,991 job-years.
      $100 billion of state fiscal relief creates 857,610 job-years.
      Government Spending: $92,136 per job-year
      Tax Cuts: $145,351 per job-year
      State Fiscal Relief: $116,603 per job-year
      Pick a number! Average of three types of job-years created is 118,030.
      Let’s go with $120K per job year… easier math.
    • So then…
      Colorado has received $1,448,726,912
      in ARRA funds so far…
      Equates to 12,073 job-years created.How do you define “long-term” jobs? 10 Years? = 1,207 jobs
      20 Years? = 604 jobs
      On a national level, $85B in ARRA funding goes to Energy & Transportation.
      How does that break down?
    • ARRA Stimulus Spending
      85B ARRA  Energy & Transportation
      21B  Extending tax incentives for wind, solar, other Renewables
      30B  Direct spending on clean energy programs
      11B  Modernize grid
      6B  Energy Efficiency
      5B  Weatherization of low-income homes
      2B  Advanced battery technology
      500M  Job training
      300M  Fuel-efficient vehicles
    • Turning “Job-Years” Into Jobs
    • To Answer the Question
      “Green Jobs have to pay decent wages and benefits that can support a family.
      We don’t know yet because the jobs have not been fully defined. Most likely will satisfy this objective. Short term. Band-aid for manufacturing.
      Hard to say until skills defined and market conditions create competition for skills.
      It has to be part of a real career path, with upward mobility.
      Will be similar to manufacturing.
      Potential limitations based on duration of positions.
      Likely to be heavily unionized.
      And it needs to reduce waste and pollution and benefit the environment.”
      Okay. Sure. The second “Green” fad? Altruistic endeavors end at what price point? If cost of power doubles, then what? $4.00 gallon of gas and American’s forget about environment issues in Alaska.
      Are the green collar jobs sustainable long-term or are they a temporary fix?
    • In My Opinion
      Green Collar Jobs are a temporary fix aimed at available manufacturing and veteran labor pools.
      Will help economy in near term but likely to suffer same fate as manufacturing in 7-10 years.
      Majority of positions will have similar salary scales as manufacturing “blue collar” jobs.
      Some long-term high-end jobs will emerge.
    • Resources
      ProPublica – Tracks spending Nationally, by State, and even county level.
      US DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable News
      US DOE Colorado
      ARRA Jobs
      The Clean Energy Economy – The PEW Charitable Trusts Report
      Industry Guidebook: Renewable Energy – Corporation for a Skilled Workforce.
      The Job Impact of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan – Christina Romer & Jared Bernstein – January 2009
      Executive Office of the President , Council of Economic Advisers
      Estimated of Job Creation from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – May 2009
      Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow – July 2009