Help Wanted: Green Careers!

Looking for a job? Have you ever considered a career in the recycling business? Maybe you should. The first generation of recycling workers, both professionals and skilled laborers, are nearing retirement age. Those retirements will create plenty of opportunities for younger workers. Not only that, but the recycling and solid waste industry already enjoy an unemployment rate that is about half the national average.

Careers in recycling and solid waste also offer many opportunities that don’t keep you behind a desk all day. So what are you waiting for? If you are in the market for a new career, you can learn more about jobs in recycling at the National Waste & Recycling Association’s Job Center or at the United States Department of Labor Careers in Recycling.

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