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The green jobs boom is benefiting the people who need it most
by Michelle Ma
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10 January 2023
On 10 January 2023 Nexus Media News/Reasons to Be Cheerful reported:
As the US races toward climate resilience, a hiring bonanza is taking hold in communities that rarely see one. Before he joined the Civilian Climate Corps, Robert Clark assumed building and electric work was all low-skilled labor, akin to 'working at McDonald's,' he said. That was before he learned to install electric heat pumps, maintain electric vehicle charging stations, and perform 3D image modeling of spaces about to get energy upgrades. The apprenticeship program has been life-changing, Clark said.
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Before joining, he struggled to find work, in part because of a felony conviction for burglary. 'It's a no-brainer,' he said of joining the Civilian Climate Corps, which pays him $20 per hour to learn skills and receive the certifications that he needs to get work. He hopes to go back to school to become an engineer.
... In several studies, access to jobs has been shown to correlate with lower crime rates; one study of youth employment in New York City revealed a 10 percent drop in incarceration for those who had summer jobs.
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