"US Cities Risk Losing Out On Clean-Energy Incentives, Jobs"

"WASHINGTON - In a church on Chicago's West Side near where he grew up, Marques Jones Jr. is hoping to earn more money and help his family by learning how to install and maintain the solar panels he now sees everywhere he goes.

Jones is midway through an inaugural 11-week course for workers interested in joining the green transition and finding jobs in a sector the federal government has started pouring billions of dollars into.

"It's an opportunity to put my life on a different trajectory in terms of finances," Jones, 23, told Context. The family breadwinner hopes to double what he now makes as a warehouse worker."

Carey L. Biron reports for Thomson Reuters Foundation June 14, 2023.


"Wanted: More Skills For Workers As Green Jobs Grow" (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 06/15/2023