Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Career Site to Focus on Green Jobs

With the Obama administration focusing on green job creation, Great Green Careers ( gives job seekers a new way to connect with employers in the green sector. The employment Web site focuses primarily on U.S.-based green careers in the energy, environment, skilled trades and transportation fields.

Ogden Publications, the largest and longest-running publisher in the green community, plans to officially launch the site April 22 to commemorate Earth Day. More than one-third of Ogden's sustainable-lifestyle audience currently is employed in green occupations.

Great Green Careers serves as a complete resource for people who want to break into the green job market. Job seekers can view open positions, post their resumes and apply for specific listings on Great Green Careers, all at no charge. In addition, the full-service job board lets job seekers create a search agent that notifies them by e-mail if a job related to their field or interests becomes available. The job seeker "Resources" area provides applicants with resource links and job search articles. For most job postings, clicking the name of the employer will reveal additional information via a "Company Profile."

Companies who post jobs on the site can search the resume database, giving them unique access to a concentrated pool of people who are interested in specific areas of the green job sector. Employers can also set up 'resume agents' that automatically e-mail them the best resumes matching their needs. They can then track applications to their job postings, create and update their company profiles, and utilize Great Green Careers' Employer Resource area, which is full of useful research and links.