Green Jobs for Women 

The number of Green Jobs is growing, and women can help fill the need.That was the focus of a roundtable at the University of Maine Friday. Maine Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman spoke with the group, along with representatives from business, labor, education, and government.The group was hoping to provide information to women on how to get trained for green jobs, and talk about preventing discrimination in the industry.They say there will be a lot of opportunities for Maine women in the future. “This is a huge growing part of the economy. Maine is very well positioned with our natural resources space. The state is rich, our people are poor. This is a way to make sure we really work together to make sure that Maine people take advantage of this growing sector.”Friday’s meeting is part of a national effort to get people educated about Green Jobs. It was sponsored by the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor.