Smart and sustainable policies bring well-paying jobs
As responsible citizens, it is imperative to address the threat of climate change. Now is the time to act and focus on replacing non- renewable energy with cleaner solutions. Massachusetts has already made strides in this area. The 2016 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report notes that Northeastern Massachusetts has the highest growth rate of clean energy jobs.
Paul hopes to bring clean energy jobs to Haverhill because:
- We as a border community can take full advantage of both being in the most prosperous area of the nation for this industry, as well as having access to Massachusetts and New Hampshire markets.
- Clean energy jobs are small business jobs, with 85% of establishments having fewer than 50 employees, and 61% of establishments have fewer than 10 employees.
- These are well paying jobs with nearly 70% of clean energy jobs paying $50,000 a year, which is almost $5,000 above the state median income.
- There are no barriers to entry. In 2016 35% of these jobs required only a High School Diploma or GED.