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State launches web-based green employer directory

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The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) has launched a web-based directory of Green Employers as part of its Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative.

Green employers — who work in areas such as renewable energy production and natural resource conservation — post profiles in the directory that describe their operations, specify their core occupations, and describe the skills and education they want in employees.

Jobseekers access the employer profiles to learn about these companies and the workers they require.

The Hawaii Directory of Green Employers includes results from a 2010 survey conducted by the Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative to assess the number of green jobs in the private sector in the state. The online directory allows employers to update their information and new employers to add themselves to the directory.

“Hawaii has hundreds of Green Employers operating thousands of work sites — and through our Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative we are investing in the state’s workforce by providing training needed to work with green companies,” DLIR Director Dwight Takamine said. “Now we have developed a comprehensive, centralized tool for matching existing employers with potential employees. This is an important step forward as we continue to build a sustainable economy.”

To access the directory, visit: lmi.ehawaii.gov/green

Employers may access their listings by clicking on the Administration Login link at the bottom of the Homepage.

Businesses wishing to be added to the directory may contact the DLIR Research and Statistics office at (808)586-9013 or email dlir.rs.greenjobshawaii@hawaii….

An American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration initially funded work on the directory. The directory will be maintained via the eHawaii.gov program, a largely self-funded public-private partnership between the State of Hawaii and Hawaii Information Consortium LLC.

This partnership has allowed Hawaii to deploy award-winning applications such as: Hawaii Electronic Bench Warrants, Statewide Camping Permits, Hawaii Business Express and Online Motor Vehicle Renewals.

For more information about eHawaii.gov visit: www.eHawaii.gov

DLIR launched the Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative in December 2009 with federal funding under the ARRA to assist the State of Hawaii’s transition to a greener economy. The initial goal of the Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative is to generate green labor market information that users can be confident in.

A core component of this green labor market information is an employers’ directory.

For more information about the Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative, visit: www.greenjobshawaii.org

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