So what are your chances of landing a “green” job? If you’re in the US, it depends in part on what city you’re living in.
The website SimplyHired.com has put together a list of the 10 best cities to live if you’re on the lookout for a job in an environmentally-oriented industry or profession.
In order they are:
- San Francisco/Bay Area
- New York
- Washington, DC
- Los Angeles
According to SimplyHired.com, there’s been a significant increase in green job postings in the past year, not just because green energy companies (think solar, wind, etc.) are hiring, but also because traditional companies are seeking out people who are experts in sustainability.
More companies seem to be discovering that sustainability isn't just good for the environment. It’s also good for reducing raw material and energy costs.
Interesting to note: two cities with deep green reputations: Portland and Seattle, didn’t make the list. Meanwhile, two Texas cities, Houston and Dallas, did make the list, apparently in part because oil and gas companies are looking to become more sustainable, which would make them less of an enemy to environmentalists.