The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines “green jobs” as either:
Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.
Jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.
The future of “green jobs” appears bright, as interest builds across government, academia, and the business community. In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics received funding to further research this new industry. Currently, green jobs are located in every major industry, but are mainly concentrated in construction, and professional and business services.