September 20, 2009

National news reports suggest a return to growth is around the corner. According to a survey from, the prospects may be even brighter for corporate environmental staff.  A recent survey of more than 600 companies conducted by found increasing hires for environmental and sustainability positions along with greater spending by environmental, health and safety (EHS) departments at large corporations.

According to’s survey, which was conducted during a three-week period from late July to early August, 2009, showed significant increases in EHS spending and sustainability hiring for companies with revenues over $1 billion, compared with results from an earlier survey conducted during the last two months of 2008.  Survey participants reported that 21 percent have annual revenues of more than $1 billion and 52 percent have annual revenues of less than $10 million.  Slightly more than 70 percent of members responding were from U.S.-based corporations.  See complete report in Green found at :

Members of Hessian & McKasy’s Environmental Law Attorney Practice Group work closely with attorneys in the Firm’s Business Law Department to help our business clients.

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