18 Oct '11, 4pm

More solar job growth.

"Jobs, jobs, jobs" is likely a recurring theme at almost any industry trade conference these days. Fortunately, the solar employment sector has long served as an encouraging exception to the general trend of job cuts and non-expansion that pervades the U.S. workforce. A new study reveals that as of August 2011, an estimated 100,237 people across the U.S. are classified as "solar workers" - a 6.8% increase since August 2010. This good news arrives courtesy of The Solar Foundation (TSF) , which unveiled its long-awaited National Solar Jobs Census 2011 at the Solar Power International conference currently under way in Dallas. According to TSF, this job growth is not expected to slow down anytime soon. Almost half of the solar firms surveyed said they expect to add employees over the next year, which would create 24,000 more solar jobs. Criticism of "green jobs" and the federa...

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