Articles and useful links
Here we gather relevant articles about career moves that our students may find useful when approaching the labor market.
Web Sites Dedicated to Jobs in Sustainable Energy
KnowRES provides job intelligence to industry, candidates and academic and training institutions, while performing an analysis of the skills needed by the industry to ensure that the provided education and training courses are tailor-made to the sectors’ needs.
To register as a KnowRES candidate, click here: www.knowres-jobs.eu/en/Candidates-and-Companies/Candidates-registration/.
EUREC is collaborating with the organisation Greenjobs to help SESyM Master students to find employment after their studies. Greenjobs brings recruiters and job seekers together in the renewable energy industries.
Please visit their website to see employment opportunities within the renewable energy sector.
The following links are further recruitment websites dedicated to renewables and environmental issues:
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Commission's paper- Estimation of Green Jobs for RES by 2020
Here is a working document from the European Commission ongreen economy and jobs creation.
- 3 million jobs should be created or retained in the Renewable Energy sector by 2020.
- Average annual growth in employment in the eco-industries in 2000-2008 was 2.7%.
- Total numbers employed have grown from 2.4 million in 2000 and 3.0 million in 2008 and are forecast to reach 3.4 million in 2012
- At present, the size of the "eco-industries" sector in Europe is larger than the aerospace and defence sectors
- Estimates for countries such as United States and Germany indicate that 2-3% of total employment is related to activities to reduce CO2 emissions
- the renewables sector in Europe has seen an increase of more than 300,000 employees within only five years (2005-2009).
Wednesday 18 April 2012:
Turn togreen growth to solve job crisis, EU told
Europe's unemployment problem could be solved if member states invest inthe green economy, the European Commission said on Wednesday as it released apackage of proposals and recommendations on job creation.
According to a paper on the employment potential of green growth – oneof several documents issued by the EU executive as part of its employmentpackage – energy efficiency measures could lead to the creation of two millionjobs in Europe by 2020.
Commenting on the figures, climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard urgedmember states debating the draft energy efficiency directive (EED) not to water down the commission's proposal if they are seriousabout tackling their unemployment problem. "[They] carry a bigresponsibility in the negotiations," she said.
Wednesday's package contains a number of recommendations to, forexample, reduce taxes on labour and improve job mobility. There are alsoseveral measures to help boost green jobs, such as better forecasting of skillsneeded in the EU.
The commission also attempts to define green jobs, which are describedas "covering all jobs depending on the environment or are created,substituted or redefined (in terms of skills sets, work methods etc) in thetransition process towards a greener economy". This definition complementsthe one provided by UNEP, it says.
In addition, the commission says green jobs should be good for both theenvironment and workers. Criteria on job quality to ensure workers operate insafe, healthy and decent working conditions should be taken into account.Precarious jobs in 'problematic' sectors such as construction might notnecessarily qualify, it warns.
EC press release plus proposals and recommendations and working staff document on thejob potential of green growth. See also reaction from greenMEPs