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Low-Skill Workers' Access to Quality Green Jobs 

This brief discusses strategies for improving access to green jobs among those with low skill levels, particularly jobs that can help improve workers’ economic standing and better support their families. In order to understand where green jobs for low-skill individuals can be found, the first section provides an overview of green industries and occupations and what they pay. The second section focuses on identifying “good” green jobs that provide the potential for individuals to support themselves and their families. Other sections discuss how training for green jobs can equip low-skill workers with needed skills, provide recommendations for improving these training efforts, and detail examples of innovative programs.