A lot of folks ask us about resources for finding jobs and career opportunities in the $300 billion LOHAS market, i.e., the "Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability" market for natural, organic, eco-friendly, and socially and environmentally responsible products and services. There are a lot of great companies and NGOs in the LOHAS market, from organic food to renewable energy and from yoga to green building. In fact, with significant growth in demand for natural, organic and sustainable products, according to the Organic Trade Association, the organic food industry is creating jobs at a much higher rate than the conventional food industry.
Here are some good resources below for finding jobs in the natural and organic foods and sustainable products industry, and for social and environmental mission based organizations.
Of course, if you identify companies you'd like to work for, check their websites. Often, the larger companies, such as Whole Foods Market, UNFI, Pacific Natural Foods, Earthbound Farm, and other brand leaders will have job postings on their own websites. Do some research of your favorite brands.
We welcome your comments and suggestions to add to the list.
Hope this helps get you started. Happy green job hunting!
Green Job Resources
Luke's Circle is a great resource for sales, marketing, management and executive level jobs in the Denver/Boulder region, created by our friend and colleague Luke Vernon. www.lukescircle.com
GreenBiz has a great sustainable jobs board. http://jobs.greenbiz.com
TreeHugger has green job listings. http://jobs.treehugger.com
Sustainable Industries posts green jobs across the country. http://sustainableindustries.com/jobs
Just Means job listings have a social mission and NGO focus. http://www.justmeans.com/alljobs
Natural and Organic Industry Careers and Resources. A good compendium of industry resources and job opportunities. http://www.naturalindustryjobs.com
Food Force posts career opportunities with natural, organic, specialty and conventional food companies and brand leaders. http://www.foodforce.com
The Green Jobs Network "empowers people seeking careers in sustainability and environmental responsibility to find jobs, career resources, and build their professional network." http://www.greenjobs.net
Naturally Boulder is another resource for job listings in the Boulder/Denver region. http://www.naturallyboulderproducts.com/news/#jobs
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Wanting a Peace Corps-like volunteer experience, but on an organic farm somewhere around the world where you can learn about organic agriculture? Feeling young and adventurous? Check out WWOOF. http://www.wwoof.org
Green Career Guide job thread. http://greencareerguide.jobthread.com
California Certified Organic Farmers, an excellent organization for organic producers, posts job listings. http://www.ccof.org/classifieds.php#emp
ReWork: Founded in 2011 by alumni of the Unreasonable Institute in Boulder, ReWork helps people find careers in values-based, socially responsible and sustainable businesses. http://rework.jobs/talent
Project NOSH: Project NOSH covers the world of entrepreneurial food companies and services that are expanding rapidly due to interest in Natural, Organic, Sustainable, and Healthy (NOSH) products and businesses. Project NOSH helps food and beverage companies to find the right employees, and develop business success. http://www.projectnosh.com/jobs