Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development
Archive: Green Jobs
There has been a lot of talk about environmentally sustainable energy-related jobs, commonly called "green jobs." In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a formal definition of green jobs, as follows: 
  • Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.

  • Jobs in which workers' duties involve making their establishment's production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources. 

Many jobs across various industries have or are developing "green job" characteristics. These jobs and industries have the potential to fuel Ohio's recovery.

  Did You Know?

According to a Report on the clean energy economy by the Pew Charitiable Trusts,
Ohio was
nationally ranked
 4th in job creation,
 6th in new business startups, 7th in patents and
 17th in venture capital.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants received by Ohio for green job training and green job training in auto-impacted communities.
Green Jobs Happenings in Ohio - A 2009 publication describing recent green jobs initiatives in Ohio.
Green Pathways - Links education and training opportunities available in the University System of Ohio with jobs in green industries across our state.

Ohio: Profile of the Green Economy - Publication from the National Governor's Association describes Ohio's strengths in 15 green industries compared with national averages.


More links and resources about opportunities for businesses and individuals in the green economy.
For More Information:
Office of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1618
Fax: 614-728-5938 
Phone: 1-888 296-7541, Option # 3
                                                                                                                                     Last Update 11/10/2010