Posts Tagged ‘ Jobs ’

Keep the Momentum Going: Green Jobs | CTLCV

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By

A recently-formed Job Growth Roundtable played to a full room today when it announced its recommendations for jump-starting job growth and hiring in Connecticut. Underscoring the notion that improving our economy must go hand-in-hand with improving our environment, the roundtable wisely suggests focusing on three specific areas: transportation, water and energy. via Keep the Momentum

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200 seek city job as head of new ‘green’ agency – The New Haven Register

Feb 1st, 2010 | By

NEW HAVEN — The city has received nearly 200 applications from people hoping to lead a new Office of Sustainability, and Chief Administrative Officer Robert Smuts said a candidate is expected to be selected soon. Details regarding finalists have not been released, but Smuts said the position carries a salary of $57,000 to $93,000. via

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TSTC is Hiring an Albany Staffer | Mobilizing the Region

Jan 27th, 2010 | By

For the first time, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign is hiring a full-time staff member based in Albany. The staff member will advance key legislative issues and expand our partnerships in Albany. Candidates should be articulate, dynamic, and assertive and have experience working with elected officials and with community organizing campaigns. They must have a dedication

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Audubon Sharon, seeks Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern

Jan 27th, 2010 | By

Audubon Sharon, consisting of the Sharon Audubon Center and Emily Winthrop Miles Wildlife Sanctuary, is seeking wildlife rehabilitation interns for its Sharon Audubon Center in Sharon, Connecticut. via Audubon Sharon, seeks Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern – SustainLane.

Water projects expected to bring more than 100 jobs to Putnam – Norwich Bulletin

Jan 25th, 2010 | By

Putnam, Conn. — State and local officials announced Monday that two federal stimulus-funded water and sewer projects would create 110 local jobs. U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, was in Putnam to discuss the previously announced award of $15 million for a massive upgrade of the town’s wastewater plant and the expansion of Putnam’s well

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Blumenthal Disappointed $104.7 Million Bridge Contract Awarded To Out-Of-State Company

Jan 22nd, 2010 | By

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today he is disappointed Amtrak awarded to a Maine company the $104.7 million contract — more than half to be paid by federal stimulus funds — to replace the Niantic River railroad bridge, and called on the winning bidder to employ state workers and subcontractors and ensure critical worker

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Bring Back Trolleys, Build Them Here –

Jan 20th, 2010 | By

21ST-CENTURY TRAM • State should reconnect with streetcars Most commuting in Connecticut is by single-occupant automobile. Trolleys, like larger rail cars, carry many more people using much less fuel, and so reduce carbon emissions and help lessen our risky reliance on foreign oil. The Obama administration has signaled support for streetcar development. Manufacturing jobs would

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Building Efficiency and Sustainable Technology (BEST) certificate program at NCC |

Jan 18th, 2010 | By

Norwalk Community College has launched a new certificate program in Building Efficiency and Sustainable Technology (BEST) to educate workers for green collar jobs. Students in the BEST certificate program will learn about new systems and techniques for building energy-efficient, healthy and safe buildings, and about the emerging field of alternative and renewable energy. via Building

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Norwalk Community College Announces Green Collar Courses –

Jan 18th, 2010 | By

Norwalk Community College is pleased to announce that we are now offering a number of courses to prepare Connecticut’s Workforce for Green Collar jobs. An Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Norwalk Community College in Room 105 west campus. via Norwalk Community College Announces Green Collar

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The WorkPlace awarded $4 million in stimulus funds | Bridgeport Banner

Jan 15th, 2010 | By

The WorkPlace, Inc. and dozens of partner organizations will receive a $4 million Recovery Act grant for the Green-Up Bridgeport project, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced today. This Pathways out of Poverty Initiative grant will provide resources for local service organizations and the city to train unemployed workers for in-demand

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Dodd to present clean energy job plan – The Register Citizen

Jan 15th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — Sen. Chris Dodd will travel to Torrington Thursday to present a plan to bring clean energy jobs to the state. The Senator, who recently announced he would not seek re-election later this year, will tour the Fuel Cell Energy building on Technology Park Drive before announcing what his office is touting as a

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F.R.E.S.H. New London seeks an Assistant Farm Manager « Sustainable Food Jobs

Jan 14th, 2010 | By

F.R.E.S.H. New London is a non-profit organization which works to increase access to fresh, local foods and educate and empower the people of New London County about their health and the local food system. We believe that public health, social justice and ecological sustainability are inextricably linked. via F.R.E.S.H. New London seeks an Assistant Farm

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Clean Air – Cool Planet | Climate Friendly Job Opportunities

Jan 13th, 2010 | By

Clean Air-Cool Planet, a climate change organization based in Portsmouth, NH; New Canaan, CT; and Washington, DC; is seeking a qualified Director of Development to be based in our New Canaan, CT office. Clean Air-Cool Planet works to solve climate change through civic engagement, education and effective policy. The organization partners with communities, campuses, businesses,

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Common Ground seeks a Farm Manager and Director of Agricultural Programs « Sustainable Food Jobs

Jan 8th, 2010 | By

Location: New Haven, Connecticut Common Ground is a center for environmental learning and leadership in New Haven, Connecticut where a diverse community of children, young people, and adults cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice. via Common Ground seeks a Farm Manager and Director of Agricultural Programs « Sustainable Food Jobs.

Green is Clean and Less-Mean. But In These Times, Shouldn’t ANY Job Be a Good One? – Ken Dixon’s Blog-O-Rama – Connecticut News

Jan 7th, 2010 | By

Chris Donovan, the Meriden Democrat who’s speaker of the state House of Reps, just announced ”a new legislative advisory group whose charge will be to help the General Assembly plot a strategy effectively cultivating a workforce that will result in the creation of new jobs in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.” via Green

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Economic rebound will bring green-minded programs to Connecticut | New Canaan News Review

Dec 31st, 2009 | By

State and local programs that are dually eco-friendly and economically beneficial will begin sprouting in Connecticut as the regional fiscal situation improves, State Sen. L. Scott Frantz (R-36) said. “If we had a more stable fiscal situation, we would have a green tax credit for buildings up to $25 million in the state,” he said

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Connecticut environmental agendas available to download thanks to CTLCV

Dec 3rd, 2009 | By

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Education Fund held their 10th Annual Environmental Summit recently at the Jaycees Boathouse on the banks of the Connecticut River in Hartford. Several hundred members of environmental organizations throughout the state gathered to discuss their legislative agendas for the 2010 legislative session. The 85th session opens Feb. 3, 2010,

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WorkPlace Inc. benefits from ‘green jobs’ grant – Norwalk News – The Hour – Norwalk’s Newspaper

Nov 20th, 2009 | By

Federal grants of $130,000 to create “green” jobs in Connecticut, including $60,000 for The WorkPlace Inc., a private nonprofit in Bridgeport, were announced Wednesday by U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4. via WorkPlace Inc. benefits from ‘green jobs’ grant – Norwalk News – The Hour – Norwalk’s Newspaper.

State to develop listing of green jobs – The New Haven Register

Nov 19th, 2009 | By

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Wednesday announced a nearly $4 million stimulus grant meant to boost training and job opportunities in “green” industries throughout Connecticut and seven other Northeastern states. As part of the Northeast Consortium, Connecticut over the next 18 months will lead in the development of an electronic Green Job Bank, or

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Vocational Agriculture Center not just for plants – The New Britain Herald

Nov 16th, 2009 | By

SOUTHINGTON — Career options for students who attend the Carl M. Small Vocational Agriculture Center are not limited to farming and veterinarian work. Marion Stannar, a faculty member at the vo-ag center, gave a presentation about where the students go after they graduate. The meeting was held at the center in the second-floor food and

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