Green Companies across the country are spending more time focusing on creating and implementing “green” programs and jobs that will make their workplace more environmentally conscious. In fact, one-in-ten employers say they have added “green jobs,” otherwise known as environmentally focused positions, in the last 12 months, according to a new survey.

Not only are companies showing their commitment to the earth by creating new environmentally friendly positions, but also through “green” programs that get current employees involved. Seventy per cent of companies say they have added programs to be more environmentally conscious in the last year. The most popular “green” programs include:

• Recycling (50 per cent)
• Using less paper (45 per cent)
• Controlling lighting (44 per cent)

“Green jobs have increased in popularity over the last few years as companies take continued action to become more environmentally conscious,” said Rosemary Haefner of CareerBuilder.

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