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Are the new Green Jobs for future hiring or will the existing jobs/employed just go green?

In other words, will there be a big reduction in the unemployed due to Green Jobs or will there just be a change in job classification?

Asked By: Bling - 6/28/2009
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There are already new businesses being started, and you can check out the progress on whitehouse.gov/recovery or recovery.gov websites. Windmills are being installed and used here in my state, and solar panels are really popular. The more money that begins circulating in the economy, the more businesses will be able... More
Answered By: Armchair Goddess - 6/28/2009
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There will be a big increase in unemployment. Spain is a perfect test case for this plan. They have tried building a "green" economy already, and the results aren't good. Economists have calculated that for every green job created, 2.2 other jobs are lost. Right now, Spain has a 17.4% unemployment rate.
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Answered By: Freddy_Mon - 6/28/2009
 
there will likely be a massive green start-up movement, sort of like what Roosevelt did with the Public Works projects.
Answered By: Seldon Surak II - 6/28/2009
 
if you look at spain's green job creation, for every green job created there was 2.2 regular jobs lost, and for every 10 green jobs only 1 became permanant. Now do the math 1million green jobs created will created over 2 millon jobs lost. and only 100,000 of the green jobs will be permant... More
Answered By: Big Luie - 6/28/2009
 
Probably some of both. (Maybe not change in job classification so much as one's workplace becoming greener... More
Answered By: tehabwa - 6/28/2009
 
One only needs to look to Australia or Spain for an answer. This will not increase jobs, only decrease them. A representative of Spain said why in the heck would the US ever follow in Spain's footsteps!?
Answered By: BS61 - 6/28/2009
 
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