George here at the Employment and Training Manager desk. Things are getting a little hectic around here: in the last two days, I have had 10 job openings come across my desk! That’s pretty huge. It’s funny – I see all of these news reports that the economy is still on shaky ground and there aren’t any jobs out there but, from my perspective, I have never been busier! The jobs are there – especially the green jobs – and I see more and more openings every day.
It is my humble opinion but I think we are starting to witness a shift from our old carbon based economy to a more sustainable one. As with any transition, there will be “growing pains” and things that make us uncomfortable or unsure of the next step. Another – more exciting – way to look at this is to say we get to forge a new path. Every generation has its challenges – this is our challenge. And I think the ney-sayers will be surprised by what we do. Allow me to rephrase: “They should be impressed by what we are doing.”
Gotta go. I have jobs that need filling.