Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Oklahoma-Based Website Specializes in Green Jobs

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Oklahoma-Based Website Specializes in Green Jobs

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A new Oklahoma-based job board hopes to promote a growing industry of green jobs and create a new way for employers to identify qualified candidates.

The Green Energy Jobs Network, www.greenenergyjobsnetwork.com, launched on Monday. The job listing site is a spinoff of the Energy Jobs Network, a website that has provided job listings and a resume database for job seekers in the energy industry for the past 11 years.

"There really has been a growth in the wind energy and solar energy industries," said Matt Richards, president of Energy Jobs Network. "It's really hard for an HR director to identify qualified, skilled people in these fields. These employers need to identify people who have some experience in these industries."

On Monday, the new job board already had 74 job listings from renewable-energy companies across the country. The help-wanted listings on the site range from director of wind turbine sales in Chicago to a metal fabricator for a solar photovoltaic lighting designer in Paterson, N. …

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