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Joe Biden announces new jobs in climate sector this Earth Day

US President launches "climate corps" for green jobs

By Web Desk
April 22, 2024
Joe Biden announces new jobs for youngster under green initiative. — AFP/File
Joe Biden announces new jobs for youngster under green initiative. — AFP/File

On Earth Day, United States President Joe Biden announced a new portal where job seekers can apply for positions in the Climate Corps to help young people get green jobs in a bid to move towards a green economy, Digital Journal reported.

Announcing on X, Biden wrote: "Today, we are mobilizing the next generation of clean energy, conservation, and climate resilience workers."

According to Biden, the new scheme will train over 20,000 young people to get "good-paying jobs" after they complete their paid training.

Biden, who is running for a rematch with Republican presumptive candidate Donald Trump for the upcoming November US elections, has made the economy a focal point in his election campaigning, particularly through his Inflation Reduction Act.

The Inflation Reduction Act is a climate law that aims to speed up the US transition to clean energy, rebuild industries, and boost social justice.

Biden launched the climate service program last fall, and within weeks, the White House received more than 42,000 expressions of interest from Americans, most of them between the ages of 18 and 35.

According to Biden’s climate advisor, Ali Zaidi, the job is "for young people of all backgrounds, no matter their qualification, no matter their zip code, there will now be pathways and positions that they can fill that help them gain the skills to succeed in the clean energy economy."