posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 02:01 PM
An incredibly spun article on the current trends in US employment. It goes over the five industries that are most in decline and gives alternatives
to some of them. Here is the spin I see in each one based on what i have observed in my own employment and those around me.
1. Manufacturing - They claim new jobs will come from the auto industry, but without sustained growth in sales is not a given.
2. Sales - The article claims that making $7-$12/hr is "good news" for people looking for jobs. Apparently the author has never tried to make it on
3. Office support - The article claims that those that are no longer employed in a traditional "gopher" job can move over to the medical field. This
is true as everyone is saying the medical field will grow due to government subsidies, however theres already a ton of people going to school
forthings like medical secretary, they can't hire them all.
4. Computer Technology - This is one that is near to me since I used to own my own repair business. The article claims all you need is an associates
degree to jump from a data processor to a software engineer, this is not the case. Working in a declining IT field where alot of jobs are being
outsourced will take more skills than that.
5. Management - With more business closing shop and downsizing, middle management is usually the first to go.
How does your experience in these fields relate to my observations as well as those in the article?
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