The Green Economy and Job Creation: Inclusion of People with Disabilities
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Bruyere, Susanne M. Dr.; Filiberto, David
The percentage of total employment associated with green goods and services has increased in the United States over the past several years, presenting employment opportunities in a number of related emerging fields. As employment options arise to provide green goods and services, people with disabilities should have equitable employment opportunities in this growth sector of the American economy. A focused strategy to train and engage people with disabilities in the green economy can provide a talented and largely untapped segment of the U.S. workforce, a greater opportunity to participate in this growing employment sector than previously realized.
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Disability; Employment; Inclusion; Poverty; Transition; EDIcat4-DER; sustainability
Required Publisher Statement: Authors' submitted version of article published as: Bruyère, S. & Filiberto, D. (2013). The green economy and job creation: Inclusion of people with disabilities. International Journal of Green Economics, 7(3), 257-275. doi: 10.1504/IJGE.2013.058151.