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Climate change fuels jobs boom

Published: Friday, 29 February 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

An increased awareness of green issues is fuelling a jobs boom that could be set to grow substantially over the coming years, according to new research.

Conducted by sustainability recruitment consultancy Acre Resources, the study found that there was an increase of more than 130 per cent in green-related specialist positions between May 2006 and May 2007.

With current market performance and predicted growth suggesting that the sector will swell to four times its size by 2012, there could soon be a glut of jobs available.

Significantly, there has been a substantial increase in wages offered for this kind of job, rising from £19,000 in 2005 to £45,000 today.

Andy Cartland, director of Acre Resources, said: "Roles such as 'climate change manager', reporting to the board, are becoming commonplace within major blue chips. With consumers demanding more climate-friendly products, and investors putting pressure on companies to take action, Climate change is an issue that's being pushed up the corporate agenda."

Acre Resources is a specialist recruitment consultancy focused on the environment, sustainability and climate change sectors.

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