The exodus of U.S. jobs continues as British petroleum giant BP announced it will be closing its solar-panel manufacturing plant in Frederick, MD, and moving to China and India. Barely three years after unveiling a $70 million plan for the creation of green jobs, the company says it’s preparing to layoff 320 workers and will
In another blow to U.S. working families, General Electric (GE) recently announced plans to create thousands of green manufacturing jobs outside the U.S. While continuing to decimate jobs here at home, GE says it will be investing $453 million in offshore wind technology in the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden and Germany. The company’s plans call
IAM District Lodge 24 in Portland, OR, will share in a $5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership to provide job training in renewable energy industries. The grant is part of nearly $100 million of green jobs training grants authorized by the Recovery Act of 2009.