Job Seeker Resources

The Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative is committed to connecting jobs seekers with Green Collar Job opportunities in the  Chicagoland Region. This page is designed to provide job seekers with a list of external resources and job listings.

If you are a partner and have a green collar jobs resource that you’d like to share please contact Angela Bailey.


Partner Trainings, Job Seeker Resources, and Events*

Registration is open for The Chicago Community Loan Fund’s Sustainability 101 Series

Where:  Center for Green Technology Cost:    $160 for the series

Limited scholarships available to nonprofits. For more information on this event or to register, click here.


Additional Career Resources

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association provides education, training, and job postings, within the landscaping industry.

The Professional Landcare Network is a membership based organization the provides training, education, and networking opportunities within landscaping.

The Foresight Sustainable Business Alliance hosts regular Sustainability Careers Workshops (some which we post to our calendar) to assist job seekers enter the sustainability sector in Chicago.

Idealist posts jobs listings in the non-profit sector — from volunteer and intern positions to full-time jobs. is a good resource for all thinks non-profit in the Chicagoland region.  From training to jobs, they’ve got the info.

The Chicagoland Environmental Network showcases both green-collar jobs and green jobs throughout Chicagoland. has a job board and issues the Green Careers Journal.

Green Dream Jobs is also a great resource for entry level to professional.

Acre Resources Limited is a recruitment firm specializing in green jobs, with their focus being on Environmental Jobs, CSR & Sustainability and Climate Change. They have offices in Chicago and London and could help you with your search.

If you’re looking for more diversity, or assistance with the process, try Illinois Worknet or Illinois Skills Match.

CleanTechRecruits is an internet job site for employers and job candidates in the clean-tech industry, which connects employers with experienced candidates, entry-level college graduates, and interns who are interested in clean-tech jobs and renewable energy jobs.

Renewable Energy Jobs is a global green jobs and career portal for the renewable energy industry.  Find the latest renewable energy jobs across the wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, bioenergy, wave, and tidal fields, as well as other emerging sources of renewable energy.


*The Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative does not necessarily support or endorse the trainings, events, and/or job opportunities advertised by our partner organizations.  Furthermore the Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative  does not control or guarantee the relevance, timeliness or completeness of the trainings provided by any of our partner organizations. We provide these links solely for our users information and convenience.