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Defining Green Jobs

Description: Duration: 3 minutes 6 seconds Summary The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on June 6, 2012 to address concerns about the integrity of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Jobs Reporting. An important exchange between Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Mr. John Galvin, Acting Commissioner at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on the definition of a 'green job' is provided below. REP. DARRELL ISSA: Well, let me — let me run you through some questions here because you’re here because we’re having a green jobs counting discussion.
Does someone who assembles turbines — is that a green job? MS. JANE OATES: Wind turbines? REP. ISSA: Yeah. Wind turbines. MS. OATES: I think we would call any kind of sustainable manufacturing – REP. ISSA: OK. MS. OATES: — fitting the definition that was – REP. ISSA: Does someone who sweeps — does someone who sweeps the floor in a facility that makes solar panels, is that a green job? MS. OATES: Solar? I’ll give that…