Green Collar Jobs Demand Analysis Update
March 28th marked the kick-off date of the Green Collar Jobs Demand Analysis, the cooperative effort among the District of Columbia Government, for-profit entities, and non-profit organizations to help prepare District residents and businesses to take advantage of the growing green sector of the economy. We have two winning contractors undertaking the initiative, The Louis Berger Group, Inc., based out of New York, but with a local presence in DC as well, and the Green Builders Council of DC (GBCDC), based here in the District.
The Louis Berger Group will be the prime consultant for the first two tasks of the initiative: the development of an economic model to project and characterize green-collar jobs over the next 2, 5 and 10 year periods; and case studies, best practices reviews and summaries from other green collar jobs programs or green economy initiatives found elsewhere in the country. For the third task of the initiative, GBCDC will conduct focus groups of local employers to identify attitudes, needs and plans related to green collar jobs. The initiative should be completed by mid-July, in time for the findings to help inform the work of the Mayor’s Green Collar Jobs Advisory Council.