NY Solar Jobs Grow by 40%

NY Solar Jobs Grow by 40%

New York rose to 4th in the country for solar jobs according to the Solar Foundation’s NY Solar Job Census which noted that a robust increase in installations continues to drive solar employment growth.

As of November 2014, New York employs 7,284 solar workers, at higher than average solar wages, representing a 39.8% increase in employment over the previous year. Solar employers across the state are looking forward to strong employment growth in 2015 as well, expecting a 29.5% increase in the solar workforce over the next twelve months.

The census also reported that solar firms in New York hire more veterans and African-Americans when compared to the national average for the solar industry and about one-fifth of recent hires for solar jobs in the Empire State were women, and nearly 12% were Latino or Hispanic. 

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