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Welcome to Northeast Research Consortium

What is Northeast Research Consortium?
green jobs
Mission Statement
The goal of this Consortium was to meet the need for research that would both establish the initial “green” framework and then continue to provide up-to-date information and analysis using online job posting data analysis that could be used to guide public and private workforce and education decisions in a more time-responsive way than traditional labor market information sources.

The Northeast Research Consortium is composed of members from the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. In addition to the state partners, the Consortium includes the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and the Direct Employers Association/NASWA/National Labor Exchange (NLX) partnership (JobCentral). The Consortium used Burning Glass Technologies’ database of online job postings.

The Northeast Research Consortium was formed to support the high priority policy goal of “Going Green” within the eight Consortium States. There was an early recognition that there needs to be solid information on which to base both public and private investment decisions and the thousands of daily decisions that are made by employers, job seekers, students, counselors, or educators.

Specifically, these customers need:
  1. a clear and consistent definition of “green industries” and “green occupations,”
  2. a clear statement of the new and emerging skills, knowledge, technology, tools, and work activities within “green occupations,”
  3. simple ways to compare these new “green” occupational requirements to existing sets so that a gap analysis can be created, and
  4. a clear sense of the real demand for “green” jobs in their local areas now and in the future to better guide job searches and training decisions.
To meet these needs, the Consortium recognized the potential value in using new sources of information, specifically online job posting data. New sources of data and methodologies were mined to find ways to proactively react to the economy that has been changed by the current severe recession and will likely emerge substantially transformed.

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This solution is copyrighted by the institution that created it. Internal use by an organization and/or personal use by an individual for non-commercial purposes is permissible. All other uses require the prior authorization of the copyright owner.
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