January 7, 2011Dear Colorado Employer:As an employer you know the importance of accurate information about the local labor marketand emerging labor trends. Colorado is partnering with six other states in the Northern Plains& Rocky Mountain Consortium to study the prevalence of green jobs in the state’s economy. Tohelp us gather this information, your business has been scientiﬁcally selected to provide infor-mation about green jobs within your company. Even if your ﬁrm does not have green jobs, yourparticipation is integral to understanding the number and concentration of green jobs in variousindustries.A green job is one in which an employee produces a product or a service that improves energy efﬁciency, expands the use of renewable energy, or supports environmental sustainability. Yourparticipation in this survey will help identify the existing and emerging needs of employers inColorado’s green economy and promote effective workforce training programs.Please take a moment to review examples of green jobs in “What We Mean by Green” on thereverse side of this letter.While the enclosed questionnaire requests detailed employment information, it does not solicitany personal, identifying information about individual employees or employers. The ColoradoDepartment of Labor and Employment is bound by strict rules mandating conﬁdentiality. Allpublished information will be aggregated and protected, as it is for all CDLE labor surveys.For your convenience, you may complete this survey online by visiting
, clicking on “Take Green Jobs Survey,” and entering your password (found onthe front of the enclosed survey). Please remember that all survey research undertaken by thedepartment is performed and provided in order to help Colorado employers understand theirbusiness environment and to better compete in our ever-changing economy. Your participationin this study and accurate responses are critical to the success of this important survey.Please submit your completed survey by January 28, 2011.Thank you for your help. Alexandra E. HallDirectorLabor Market Information
BILL RITTER, JR.
DONALD J. MARES
ALEXANDRA E. HALL
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANDEMPLOYMENT
LABOR MARKET INFORMATION633 17
Street, Suite 600Denver, Colorado 80202-2107MAIN: 303.318.8850FACSIMILE: 303.318.8899