05 Sep '11, 4am

Green Labor Day Jobs News via @greentechmedia

Green Labor Day Jobs News via @greentechmedia

Last week was a wrenching week for 1,100 ex-employees at Solyndra . The exact internal details of the sudden shutdown will be lost to history but the way those employees were let go was pretty graceless. Surely the board could have done that differently. But jobs are made and lost in Silicon Valley every day and greentech still serves as a job and trade engine for the region and the nation. On this Labor Day 2011 , remember that the job creators are not the investors or the wealthy but the entrepreneurs and employees at companies like these: First Solar has over 6,500 employees globally, of which over 1,700 are in the U.S. The largest solar company by market capitalization is in the midst of building a second U.S. factory in Mesa, Arizona, which will employ 600 after it fully ramps production next year. Approximately 400 to 500 construction jobs are involved in building it...

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