A new study on the labor expectations and needs of the recycling industry in Massachusetts has just been released. To read/download the study to go:
Recycling and Jobs In Massachusetts
The study used a survey and interviews to determine, among other things, the numbers and types of recycling jobs that are expected to grow in the state in the next two years, what the barriers to finding qualified workers might be, what the drivers of job growth (or contraction) are, and how people find their jobs. The study showed that about 1200 jobs are expected to be added by recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing businesses in the state. Most of the jobs will be in the remanufacturing/reuse sector, and most will be general labor/lower skilled jobs. The anticipated rate of job growth will outpace the overall economy, and rivals the anticipated rate of job growth in the much touted clean energy industry in the state.
The EBC/MassRecycle study was funded by SkillWorks with additional funding provided by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, E.L. Harvey and Sons, Inc, and Costello Dismantling Co, Inc.
The consulting team that developed and implemented the study included: