Mark Group Hosts U.S. Secretary of Labor

Energy efficiency expert Mark Group hosts U.S. Secretary of Labor to showcase growth of Green Collar workforce

Mar 01, 2011, 15:29 ET from Mark Group

PHILADELPHIA, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Group, a leading global provider of energy efficiency services to homes and businesses, proudly hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis to showcase the growth of the company's green collar workforce.  Yesterday, Secretary Solis toured Mark Group's facility at The Philadelphia Navy Yard Clean Energy Campus and met with members of Mark Group's energy efficiency installation crews.

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Operating in the UK since 1974, Mark Group launched its U.S. business in 2010. "In just four months we have hired 29 people," states Jeff Bartos, Mark Group's President and CEO.  Mark Group has worked closely with the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation to hire the company's workforce.  "We expect to increase our hiring exponentially as we expand our reach, regionally and nationally."  Bartos also discussed Mark Group's hiring and training plans as a panellist at the Urban Land Institute's Road to Regional Strength & Job Growth in the New Global Environment forum.

Mark Group directly employs and trains its workforce, and takes a consultative approach to evaluating a client's energy use and the most cost-effective means to implement energy efficiency improvements.  Headquartered at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Mark Group is now delivering energy efficiency services to customers in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, with a nationwide roll-out to follow.      

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Mark Group is a leading global provider of energy saving solutions.  Founded in 1974, the Group now operates in 17 worldwide locations and helps over 6,000 homes become more energy efficient every week.  Mark Group services are tailored to meet the individual needs of home and building owners.  For further information visit

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