An Analysis of High Growth Industry Sectors and Job Types
King County developed a strategic climate action plan laying out actions to curb greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change impacts, particularly on communities disproportionally impacted by this phenomenon. The strategic climate action plan also calls for a green jobs strategy. This green jobs strategy will “encourage the development of green jobs along the career spectrum” by:
Increasing the number of green jobs locally
Funding green jobs pipeline(s)
Developing green jobs skills
Identifying the key green jobs and green sectors in the area
SJI was hired to support and inform King County’s green jobs strategy. The SJI Policy Research and Evaluation team worked on the following tasks in collaboration with King County Green Jobs Program:
Identify prospective high-growth green sectors, including localized industry sector/market opportunity and workforce trends analysis.
Assessment of high-demand occupations within identified high-growth industries
Recommendations for integration of industry/market sector analysis and occupational assessments into King County’s Green Jobs Strategy development process
The result of this collaboration is the King County Green Jobs Report linked below:
If you are interested in finding out more, join the upcoming SJI/King County Zoom presentation and learn about this analysis connected to greening key local high-growth sectors throughout King County over the next ten years.