Iowa is looking at a hefty hike in green jobs

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The latest in the WorkingNation series on green jobs:

“Climate change isn’t going away,” says Charlie Wishman, president of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Throughout the Hawkeye State, stakeholders including those in labor, green organizations, government, education, and agriculture are addressing the issue.

According to Green Jobs Now: Iowa – a WorkingNation and Emsi Burning Glass analysis of the green labor market in the state – the forecast indicates there will be a significant increase in green jobs.

“If there’s going to be a big transition to a green economy, it’s better to be at the table than to be on the menu,” says Wishman.

“Over the years, there have been various discussions between labor unions, labor groups, labor advocates, as well as green advocates and environmental organizations. We really do need to have these conversations with each other,” he adds. Read the full article on WorkingNation.

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