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Peace Corps Reaches 40-Year High in Number of Volunteers

Categories: Govt Personnel,Statistics,Volunteering,Youth

http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1629

Press release which reveals that 8,655 volunteers were serving in 77 countries as of September 30, 2010.  This total represents  a 13% increase over 2009.  Also provides data on volunteers by world region and by program sector.  From the Peace Corps

Careers in Wind Energy

Categories: Careers,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/green/wind_energy/

Describes the nature and extent of the wind energy industry, a typical wind-farm project and its component parts, and the various jobs related to wind energy.  The latter includes a description of job duties, education and training needed, and typical earnings.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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