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Colorado green jobs get hiring boost

"Colorado green jobs get hiring boost(By David Migoya via The Denver Post)The state's weatherization partners — agencies and nonprofits — are ramping
up hiring to help meet increased goals for weatherization work.""That's expected to lead to some 200 additional jobs,"" said Todd Hartman,
spokesman for the Governor's Energy Office.Several organizations in Colorado, including Red Rocks Community College
and Veterans Green Jobs, are offering educational courses involving green
jobs.Additionally, the National Renewal Energy Laboratory and the U.S.
Department of Energy in Golden are enlarging their staffs.Some private companies involved in renewable energy and energy efficiency
also have staffed up in response to more opportunities and incentives.But just how many new green jobs there will be in Colorado is still fuzzy.The state is expected to get $170 million in government funding for a
variety of energy-efficiency proj ects, including weatherization and
conservation programs.""We expect to see thousands of additional green jobs in Colorado tied to
(federal stimulus) dollars,"" Hartman said.""As to where people can go for green jobs, it's not cut and dried, and a
lot of our efforts around workforce development are still underway,"" he
said.For the very latest in green jobs across renewable energy please click here"