Contributing Monkie G Monkie
Published on February 10, 2009
NBC Nightly News features a bright spot in the jobs market. In a depressed Michigan town called Greensville, new green jobs in the solar industry are booming. The company doing all the hiring is United Solar Ovonic. They manufacture thin film flexible solar panels and they have been working with the city and community college to train a new skilled work force.
The town of 8,000 people was abandoned by their largest employer Electrolux when that company closed the factory and moved it to Mexico, where employees where cheaper.