A $230,000 Taxpayer-Funded Green Jobs Website, but No Jobs Listed

It’s almost like this administration is trying to waste as much of our money as possible. Standby for media outrage in…awww forget it. Who am I kidding?

Via Heritage;

How’s this for a waste of taxpayer money? According to Energy& Environment News, the Department of Energy is paying $230,000 for a website to promote career paths in the green energy sector–and it has, ironically, prohibited the listing of actual jobs in the industry. Here’s the report:

The Department of Energy has awarded a $230,000 contract to the Association of Energy Services Professionals to develop a website on energy efficiency jobs — but the agency has prohibited the listing of actual position openings.

Instead, the website will include information on what training and education is needed to nab a job, said Suzanne Jones, AESP’s vice president of marketing. In lieu of a job bank, AESP will provide 40 to 50 “very distinct” job descriptions in the energy efficiency industry, along with the education and training needed for such jobs.

A DOE spokesman did not return a request for comment in time for publication. The website — called “My Energy Gateway” — will launch in April 2012, according to AESP.


About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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2 Responses to A $230,000 Taxpayer-Funded Green Jobs Website, but No Jobs Listed

  1. sed0007 says:

    Would not be surprised if the organizer of the “Association of Energy Services Professionals” is a ‘bundler’ of campaign dollars for local or national Democrats.

    We get to know how to train and educate ourselves for a job at a company like Solyndra. Cool beans!!

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