Green Jobs Go 0-for-4

The Administration’s green jobs initiatives appear to be the Detroit Tigers of the policy world—they are 0-for-4 in the major reports on their success.

In the past year, there have been four reports on green jobs by the Department of Labor: two from the department’s inspector general’s office and two from the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

On September 30, 2011, the department’s inspector general issued a report titled, “Recovery Act: Slow Pace Placing Workers into Jobs Jeopardizes Employment Goals of the Green Jobs Program.” The title probably says enough, but here are a few points from the report:

  • Nearly three-fourths of the way through, only 61 percent of the target level of participants had even been signed up for training;
  • Job placement was only 10 percent of the target level; and
  • Participants who retained employment for at least six months met only 2 percent of the target level.

Read more at The Foundry. By David Kreutzer.


  1. And this is news to us???Everything in green energy has gone bankrupt, and WE the people lost OUR tax money he threw down the drain, like he does so easily. WE Need to pull him off his spending spree and unemploy him.

  2. huapakechi says:

    It's a spendy way to launder money, but when the taxpayer is getting fleeced obama doesn't care. Have you checked the "campaign contributions" from these firms to the dnc?

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