Even with the unemployment rate pushing nine percent (yikes), we hear reports all the time that at least some industries are hiring. But with everyone from banks to car companies to retailers tightening their belts, you have to wonder: what exactly are these elusive industries?
Market research firm Market Research Media asked this exact question, and came up with the industries that are continuing to grow during our economy’s rough patch — and the ones that aren’t faring so well. To see what they found,
Areas hit hardest by the recession include:
- Semiconductors (think microchips)
The most recession-resistant jobs, all in the government sector, are:
- Research and development
- Homeland security
- Aerospace and defense
I guess it’s no surprise that government jobs would be the safest bet right now, but I still found this breakdown interesting. Aerospace and research jobs obviously require pretty specific training, but homeland security jobs run the gamut from human resources specialists to engineers, and actually seem like a feasible option for someone looking to recession-proof her career. Would you consider looking to the public sector for a little more job security?