Green Jobs Now

Relative to the rest of the country, Mississippi disproportionately experiences the environmental and economic damages of climate change while also being home to some of its biggest contributors. Elected officials remain wedded to extractive industries, but an impoverished workforce is yearning for jobs with higher wages. Nevertheless, the state is slowly awakening to the notion that green jobs may just be their ticket out of last place.

Our WorkingNation/Emsi Burning Glass report finds pockets of green jobs popping up around environmental concerns
By Ramona Schindelheim
May 20, 2022
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Hosted By Jay Tipton
May 20, 2022
Mississippi’s economy continues to suffer as leadership remains loyal to legacy petrochemical industries, but a few innovative companies breaking ground within the state are opening the workforce’s eyes to the idea that greener gigs can offer bigger bucks.