With all the doom and gloom in the news this month, we decided to look for the bright spots in the employment market. It turns out, we found one… literally.
While companies like Barclays, TalkTalk, Yahoo! and Zurich all announced layoffs this month, the Solar Power market in the UK added hundreds of jobs. Sharp announced a total of 300 new jobs are being created in Wrexham. The £30m expansion was first announced last summer, but just this week Sharp announced the workforce will grow to more than 1,000 employees.
This growth in Green Jobs has not gone unnoticed around the world. In the US, President Obama has indicated renewable energy will be one of the major areas of investment for job growth over the next few years. It seems a global race to dominate the renewable energy space has been launched.
What does it mean for you as a job seeker? Well, if you have a background in research, manufacturing, construction or installation of plants – you may be in luck. If not, Sharp also announced the launch of a new training academy on February 11th.