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would contract with job training programs to teach skills related to biofuels, solar energy and fuel cell mechanics.
Meanwhile, the National Resources Defense Council and Environmental Entrepreneurs forecast that venture capital investment in California clean technology companies through 2010 could seed 52,000 to 114,000 jobs in the sector.
SolarCity Corp. in Foster City is advertising lots of jobs, including solar panel installers and a project manager, financial analyst.
Science Applications International Corp. in Oakland is looking for scientists to work on sustainable recycling programs.
"Solar installation is a very rapidly growing industry, and it's an industry that by definition has to have local people," Sears continued. Congress will consider a bill next week that would mirror the Oakland jobs training program on a national scale. And California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi last week outlined an eco sustainable business investment plan for California in his role as chair of the California Commission for Economic Development.
venture capitalists invested $1.5 billion in clean tech investments, a record, the association said.
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1,000 people in its Project Big Green to advise computer using companies on how to cut energy usage.
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Global Footprint Network in Oakland is looking for a director of technical programs. The Green Chamber of the Bay Area is looking for a "co director" to build up its membership.
Most importantly, green companies from solar panel installers to nonprofits to utilities are offering environmentally friendly jobs.
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But all this is not enough, you think.
Even the California Public Utilities Commission is offering "green" jobs, posting want ads for utilities engineers to develop recommendations for energy and water conservation regulations.
"Now is a better time to look for a green job than any time I can remember," said Tim Sears, co founder of GRID Alternatives, a San Francisco startup that helps provide solar installations in urban low income areas and which will take part in the Oakland Green Jobs Corps initiative. Like most new fields, solar installation requires special training, which the Oakland
San Jose based SunPower Corp., which in January acquired PowerLight Corp. in Berkeley, and Akeena Solar Inc. of Los Gatos also are looking for installers.
Pacific Gas Electric Co. announced this week that Solel Solar Systems Ltd. will build a massive solar park in the Mojave Desert from which it will buy power. The Mojave Solar Park will be the world's largest solar installation.
"It was not too hard to predict a few years ago that this green tech boom was coming. We are now seeing the early part of the big wave" in this boom, said Ian Kim, coordinator of the emerging Oakland Green Jobs Corps initiative, a city funded program to build a job training program for low income youth in Oakland.
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