Forbes: Chicago Among the Top 10 US Cities for Green Jobs

This month, Forbes Magazine assessed the state of green jobs in the United States and came to this conclusion:

If you’re a job seeker in Boston, Chicago or L.A. with experience in energy efficiency, environmental compliance or sustainable supply chain, you may be in luck.

Those are three of the top cities for green jobs right now, according to job aggregator site SimplyHired.com. Gautam Godhwani, the site’s chief executive, says he’s seeing an uptick in these types of jobs everywhere….

“Although conventional wisdom suggests that ‘green’ hiring would be the slowest to recover from an economic downturn, we think this upward trend represents recognition of the role these kinds of jobs play in cutting costs,” Godhwani says. “We see this as further proof of the inroads sustainability has made as a legitimate business value for the modern organization no matter the economic climate.”

Click the link for the full list; whether you are interested in staying in the Chicago area or living in one of the other cities with a growing number of green jobs, a degree in Sustainability Studies from Roosevelt University will help prepare you for this sector.  If you are a currently-enrolled student interested in taking one or more Sustainability Studies courses, please get in touch with your academic advisor.  (As this autumn’s courses filled up quickly, we encourage you to register sooner rather than later.)  If you are not currently a Roosevelt University student, we encourage you to investigate our degree options, and our course listings. For more information, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, our Facebook site, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email applyRU@roosevelt.edu.

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