Tuesday, September 16, 2008
GREEN-COLLAR JOBS ARE ALL THE FASHION
Investment Could Create 80,000 'Green-Collar' Jobs In Ill.
Same Investment Would Create Fewer Jobs In Oil Industry, Report Says
An investment of $100 billion into clean energy technologies would create more than 80,000 jobs in Illinois, four times as many jobs as spending the same amount of money within the oil industry, according to report release from Environment Illinois.
The investment is comparable to the size of the April 2008 federal stimulus package dedicated to consumer rebates-to be an engine for job creation in Illinois and nationwide, the release said.