The Green Job Bank 2010: 54,000 Green Jobs!

54,000 Green Jobs!
That's how many we've indexed in 2010. An average of 4,500 a month. And we finished with about 9,000 active jobs on December 31 (an active job is less than 60 days old). We briefly crossed the 10,000 mark in November for a few days, but with the Holidays approaching, I guess employers decided to wait for the new year.

We've actually seen a small by significant increase since the beginning of 2011, and it seems we're on track to reach the 10,000 mark in late January.

To some of you, 54,000 jobs won't seem like a lot, and I'd like to make two comments about that:

  • 54,000 is by far the most green jobs any website has listed. We've left our competition far behind.
  • According to some studies, the number of jobs advertised online is about one quarter to one fifth of all jobs available. Based on that measure, the total number of green jobs available in 2010 was between 200,000 and 250,000. That's actually a very good number!