The Greening of the World of Work - A Look at its Impact on Occupations
Author(s): E. C. Dierdorff, J. J. Norton, D. W. Drewes, C. M. Kroustalis, D. Rivkin, and P. Lewis
Organizational Author(s): North Carolina State University and the National Center for O*NET Development
New and emerging (N&E) occupations may be incorporated at some point into the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Standard Occupational Coding (SOC) system taxonomy. For these reasons, emerging and evolving green jobs are studied to evaluate their long-term impact on the job market.
The Greening of the World of Work report summarizes the recent research to investigate green economy activities and technologies in an effort to determine their impact on current occupational requirements, and to identify new and emerging (N&E) occupations that may be considered as potential candidates for inclusion in the occupational coding system of O*NET.
The report is organized in three sections.
- Section I describes the occupational implications of the green economy and its associated activities and technologies.
- Section II focuses on important occupational staffing implications within different sectors of the green economy.
- Section III describes the methodology and results of this research, including identification of current O*NET-SOC occupations impacted by the green economy and specific green economy N&E occupational candidates.
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