Louisiana and Mississippi Green Jobs Research 

Milton Terrell and Michael McDaniel.  Funded by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.  Project Funding: $814,222.

This project provides support for the Louisiana Workforce Commission's (LWC) Occupational Forecasting project.  The project will identify key employers, industry groups, and trade associations that are focused on developing green industries and increasing the number of green jobs.  Interviews and surveys will be used to gather information.  The results will be analyzed to identify green jobs in the region and their skill requirements, estimate current employment and wages, estimate the number of open positions and estimate the skill deficits of the workforce currently filling green jobs.  Employment projections and skill requirements will be developed to assess training and educational needs implied by the anticipated growth of green jobs in Louisiana and Mississippi.