Climate change solutions staffing company hires 1,000 new employees to staff climate change solutions
Staffing firm Allied Outdoor Solutions has hired 1,100 people to work in its climate change, energy and conservation solutions.
The hiring spree comes as climate change and energy experts have blamed the climate crisis on governments and businesses over their lack of action to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
More than half the world’s population has already exceeded the target for reducing emissions by 40 per cent by 2050.
Climate change solutions are an essential tool in mitigating climate change risks.
They are also a critical part of the solution to the problem of human suffering caused by climate change.
The jobs of staff are being created across a range of fields, including research, design, human resources, and operations.
A spokesperson said the climate change industry was rapidly evolving and many of the roles were already being filled.
“The number of climate change experts and managers is expected to double in the next decade, so it is essential we continue to attract the best and brightest from around the world,” she said.
“The Climate Change Council of Australia is committed to ensuring climate change professionals are well-resourced and have the skills and experience to drive global solutions.”
Climate change has become a serious and pervasive issue, with governments around the globe prioritising reducing their emissions.
“A number of organisations have already made significant investments in climate change initiatives, but there is a need for more.”
There is a growing recognition that climate change is a major threat to the environment and to human wellbeing and climate change needs to be addressed.
“We need the expertise and the skills to help our clients make the most of this opportunity.”
A senior management spokesperson said climate change staff would be the largest group in the firm.
The spokesperson said they would be tasked with working with senior management and working closely with corporate customers and employees to help them meet their climate change objectives.
As part of their roles, the climate science and engineering specialists would also be responsible for identifying, managing and delivering research into climate change impacts and solutions.
Climate science and engineers are highly skilled, independent and resourceful individuals with an understanding of how the climate system works and how to identify and understand the climate’s impacts.
The spokesperson did not disclose the salary, pay rise and number of positions available in the new roles.
Staffing firm Alliance Outdoor Solutions announced it had been awarded an $18 million grant from the National Infrastructure Investment Fund to create up to 400 jobs across three locations.
The funding will allow the company to hire about 1,500 people, and to expand its carbon capture and storage (CCS) and energy efficiency programs.
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