• Posted by Califia Suntree on June 26th, 2011, 10:18 AM

    When the job market craters, ideals usually end up playing second fiddle to practical concerns like rent and health insurance. There is some good news on the employment front, though, for those interested in nonprofits and the so-called “green economy.” Nonprofit job board Idealist reported a threefold increase in environmentally-oriented jobs since 2008, and interest in sustainable and local foodstuffs doesn’t seem to be waning anytime soon. So it makes sense that a job-search site dedicated to just that niche–“meaningful” nonprofit work in the food sector–would pop up. Good Food Jobs, launched last year by Cornell grads Taylor Cocalis and Dorothy Neagle, describes itself as a “gastro-job search tool” that specializes in employment opportunities with “food artisans, policy makers and purveyors, retailers and restaurateurs, economists, ecologists, and more.” Their blog profiles culinary do-gooders and entrepreneurs, to remind us that hard times often bring out capitalism’s imaginative side. If you love food, and need a job, start your hunt here.

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