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4 Industries That Are Really Struggling
by Hannah Waters
It goes without saying that everyone is struggling with today’s current economic situation. You or someone you know has definitely been affected by how things have changed. However, when it comes down to it, some industries are struggling more than others. Although some industries are struggling, there may be some benefit in it for you.
Retail – Retailers are losing money left and right. Take advantage of all the sales and discounts that are going on.
Car Sales – Dealerships are practically giving cars away nowadays and in some states you can even get a tax break for purchasing a car in 2009.
Travel – Have you looked online at flights or hotels lately? Dirt cheap.
Real Estate – Right now is definitely a buyer’s market.
The question is, with all the job losses and cut backs, do you have enough money to take advantage of how cheap things have become? Make sure that before you start spending whatever money you might have, you take time to think about whether you may need it for something more important or urgent in the future.
6 Recession Proof Career Paths
by Carl Winfield
The employment news is not very good. But there are jobs available if you know where to look.
“We’re seeing health care grow across the board,” says Steven Sylven, a spokesperson for Monster.com. “We’re also seeing growth in protective services in and around D.C. as well as forestry positions out west.”
If you’re in the market to change your career, here are six jobs you may want to consider:
Clinical Laboratory Technician
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