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New York State Green Jobs Study

(Released April 2014)


Where are New York City’s green jobs and what skills do people need to get hired? With its partners - the New York State Department of Labor, the Advanced Energy Research Center at Stony Brook University, and the University of Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering -  NYCLMIS completed a groundbreaking study to answer these questions. The study rigorously measured employer demand for green jobs and the capacity of current educational and training offerings to prepare the labor supply in New York State. It focused on green economic activity in four industry clusters: construction, component manufacturing, professional services (except legal services), and building services.

The project was supported by the United States Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  NYCLMIS received additional support from CUNY’s Office of Adult and Continuing Education and the New York City Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and worked closely with the the New York City Employment and Training Coalition in undertaking the study.  On behalf of its partners, NYCLMIS compiled the final report available in full or by chapter below.

Summary of Key Findings - New York City
Summary of Key Findings - New York State

Please see our Green Occupational Spotlights made in collaboration with the New York State Department of Labor for this study.

Also check out our earlier work on Green Collar Jobs and jobs in Building and Maintaining Green Buildings.


The New York City
Labor Market Information Service