Greening of the World of Work: Implications for O*NET-SOC and New and Emerging Occupations


February 2009


Erich C. Dierdorff, Jennifer J. Norton, Donald W. Drewes, Christina M. Kroustalis
North Carolina State University

David Rivkin, Phil Lewis
National Center for O*NET Development


This report summarizes the recent research to investigate the impact of green economy activities and technologies on occupational requirements in an effort to determine their impact on current O*NET-SOC occupations and to identify new and emerging (N&E) occupations that may be considered as potential candidates for inclusion in the O*NET-SOC system. The report is organized in three sections. Section I describes the occupational implications of the green economy and its associated activities and technologies. Section II focuses on important occupational staffing implications within different sectors of the green economy. Section III describes the methodology and results of this research, including identification of current O*NET-SOC occupations impacted by the green economy and specific green economy N&E occupational candidates.