Solar Industry Employs A Surprisingly High Percentage Of America’s Veterans says a new report, according to Jeff Spross at Climate Progress. Vets form 9+% of solar job holders, but only 7+% of the US workforce. The solar industry is a growing opportunity for them: total employment in the solar industry by over 50% in the past 3 years, far outpacing growth in other industries. And vets need jobs: in the 18-24 category unemployment among vets is 16% vs. the national rate of 11 percent. Go solar, go vets!
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte
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