ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy
Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic
The Department of Labor is a federal government leader in creating a clean energy economy, Broadly defined, green jobs are those involved in economic activities that help protect or restore the environment or conserve natural resources. ODEP is committed to increasing the participation of people with disabilities in green jobs nationwide.
ODEP and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored a roundtable with national leaders and representatives from workforce development; disability employment; green jobs; organized labor; employers; postsecondary education; veterans; and federal, state and local government. The goal of the roundtable was to develop preliminary recommendations for strategies to include people with disabilities in the green jobs' talent pipeline.
The following resources offer information on ODEP's involvement in Green Jobs:
- Strategies for Including People with Disabilities in the Green Jobs Talent Pipeline: Roundtable Proceedings The report of the ETA/ODEP Green Jobs Roundtable, summarizes recommendations developed at the event.
- Green Jobs: A Resource for Individuals with Disabilities The companion guide to the report details the major employment and training opportunities and job skills associated with emerging "green" occupations, and provides links to related Internet resources. The Guide is targeted to workforce development practitioners and jobseekers with disabilities interested in training and careers in the green industry.
- DOL's Green Jobs Initiative Learn more about DOL's Green Jobs Initiative: Turning Green Jobs to Gold, Safely.