Title: The green economy and job creation: inclusion of people with disabilities in the USA

Authors: Susanne Bruyère; David Filiberto

Addresses: Employment and Disability Institute, ILR School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901, USA ' Employment and Disability Institute, ILR School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901, USA

Abstract: The percentage of total employment associated with green goods and services has increased in the USA over the past several years, presenting employment opportunities in a number of related emerging fields. As employment options arise to provide green goods and services, people with disabilities should have equitable employment opportunities in this growth sector of the US economy. A focused strategy to train and engage people with disabilities in the green economy can provide a talented and largely untapped segment of the US workforce, a greater opportunity to participate in this growing employment sector than previously realised.

Keywords: green economy; disabilities; economic development; workforce training; sustainability; green economics; job creation; disabled; sustainable development; USA; United States; equal opportunities; employment opportunities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGE.2013.058151

International Journal of Green Economics, 2013 Vol.7 No.3, pp.257 - 275

Available online: 08 Dec 2013 *

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