With the world turning its attention to the environment, companies across the country are spending more time focusing on creating and implementing “green” programs and jobs that will make their workplace more environmentally conscious. In fact, one-in-ten employers say they have added “green jobs,” otherwise known as environmentally-focused positions, in the last 12 months, according to a new national survey of more than 2,500 hiring managers by CareerBuilder. The survey was conducted between February 20 and March 11, 2009.
Not only are companies showing their commitment to the earth by creating new environmentally friendly positions, but also through “green” programs that get current employees involved. Seventy percent of companies say they have added programs to be more environmentally conscious in the last year. The most popular “green” programs include:
— Recycling (50 percent)
— Using less paper (45 percent)
— Controlling lighting (44 percent)
— Powering down computers at the end of the day (30 percent)
— Purchasing office supplies made from recycled materials (27 percent)
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