By Kate Lorenz on Apr 27, 2010 in Employment Trends, Featured, Job Search, Mature Workers
While we are not out of the woods yet, President Obama was cautiously optimistic in a recent radio address. “Even as we have come a long way, we still have a ways to go,” Obama said. “No matter what the economic statistics say, I won’t be satisfied until folks who need work can find good jobs. After a recession that stole 8 million jobs, this is going take some time.”
The report, which was sponsored by MetLife Foundation and Civic Ventures, a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose, predicts that within the next eight years there could be at least 5 million potential job vacancies in the United States, nearly half of them (2.4 million) in social sector jobs in education, health care, government and nonprofit organizations, assuming a return to healthy economic growth and no change in immigration or labor force participation rates.
The report identified 15 jobs that will provide the largest number of potential new encore career opportunities in the coming decade. Read More.
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