CNN-Money Reports Positive News for Jobs in Educationby CNN-Money on 12/23/2008
If you’re watching the news, you’re being bombarded with negative stories about how bad the economy is. However, there is some good news on the horizon. On December 8, 2008, CNNMoney.com posted a timely article about three industries that are thriving in the current economic climate, and education was at the top of the list. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
WHERE THE JOBS ARE Here's a look at the industries that are thriving - and hiring - despite the recession. By Jessica Dickler, CNNMoney.com staff writer
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The economy continues to recede, leaving massive job losses in its wake. But while layoffs are widespread, they are not across the board. Some industries are thriving -- and hiring.
On Friday the Labor Department reported that 533,000 jobs were lost in November, which puts the year-to-date layoff total at a whopping 1.9 million. And with the unemployment rate now at 6.7%, job seekers face the worst job market in 15 years.
But it's not all doom and gloom: A range of industries are posting gains in employment figures. Here's a look at them:
Education. With more people out of work and considering new careers, interest in degree programs, certifications and additional training has never been greater.
"Obviously some people will be out of work and see that as a chance to get additional education," said Dean Baker, director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC, which will provide support—and jobs—to those in the field.
The education industry already added 9,800 jobs in November, the Labor Department said in its monthly report issued last week, and "there's still a wide range of opportunities available," according to Janette Marx, senior vice president of Ajilon Global, professional staffing firm. "It runs the gamut in the education field" beyond teachers and professors, she added.
In addition to greater demand for educators, also lending support to the sector is government financing, according to Baker. "Education will be an area that governments will try to protect because there's a lot of political support," he said.
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During these confusing economic times, focus on the opportunities available. Remember, what you focus on starts to grow.