A new Web-based directory of “green employers” released by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations includes 28 Kaua‘i businesses and nonprofit organizations.
The Hawai‘i Directory of Green Employers is based on results from a 2010 survey conducted by the state’s Green Jobs Initiative to assess the number of private sector employers offering jobs in such areas as renewable energy production or natural resource conservation.
“Through our Hawai‘i Green Jobs Initiative, we are investing in the state’s workforce by providing training needed to work with green companies,” Dwight Takamine, the state labor agency’s director, said in a news release.
“Now we have developed a comprehensive, centralized tool for matching existing employers with potential employees. This is an important step forward as we continue to build a sustainable economy,” Takamine said.
Employers throughout Hawai‘i are listed in the directory posted as https://lmi.ehawaii.gov/green. Employers who want to be added to the directory can call (808) 586-9013 or visit www.greenjobshawaii.org.
Kaua‘i businesses listed on the website include: Pono Kai in Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i Community Recycling Service in Kapa‘a, Kauai Nursery and Landscaping Inc. in Lihu‘e, KNL Maintenance Inc. in Lihu‘e, No Ka Oi Plants in Hanapepe, The Employee Leasing Company of Hawaii in Kilauea, Hawai‘i Reforestation Nursery in Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i Museum Association Ltd. in Lihu‘e, Kukuiolono Park and Golf Course in Kalaheo and Limahuli Garden in Hanalei.
Also listed are: Joe Pattillo Plumbing in Kapa‘a, Kiewit Pacific Co. in Lihu‘e, M. Ceria Construction Inc. in Koloa, Pacific Light & Power Holdings LLC in Anahola, R. Electric Inc. in Lihu‘e, Sun King Inc. in Kapa‘a, Unlimited Construction in Lihu‘e, Banana Patch Studio in Hanapepe and Andara Plantation in Princeville.
The Kaua‘i list of green employers also includes Garden Island Resource Conservation in Lihu‘e, the Kaua‘i Economic Development Board in Lihu‘e, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. in Kekaha, Kilohana Lighting Inc. in Lihu‘e, Reynolds Recycling Co. in Nawiliwili Harbor, Reynolds Recycling Inc. in Kapahi and T. Esake Farm Inc. in Kapa‘a.