If you can't get your hands dirty use your mouth. Healthy impulses of immigrants from Mexico along with their projected birthrates --double that of the local population-- provides tremendous opportunity for Spanish-speaking professionals in education and in the medical profession from 2008 and beyond.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says up to 20 percent of the world's current employment could end up outsourced in time as companies shift to cheaper labor markets. Large corporations are downsizing and the trend will continue, at least in the United States where corporate "experimental" tax incentives boost the bottom line for giants International Business Machines (IBM) and Wal-Mart.
IBM plans 15,000 layoffs in the United States and in Europe during 2005, but already IBM added 14,000 to its payrolls in India during the first half of 2005. Layoffs continue for IBM in the United States with another round in August 2005.
Perhaps a former IBMer could look into what Inc magazine says is "homeshoring." The magazine describes this new trend as a way to work from home for a larger company, while living in a "lower cost" area of the United States. The hiring corporation doesn't have to pay any extra cash for relocation or benefits, and the worker earns a steady paycheck.... all is good. Just one thing though, prepare to move to some backwards climate zone.
Inc magazine named the nation's top 10 places for business: Reno, NV; Boise, ID; Casper, WY; Green Bay, WI; Medford, OR; Riverside, CA; Melbourne, FL; Missoula, MT; Ft. Myers, FL; and Jacksonville, FL.
Despite its periodic hurricanes and stalled preparations for sinking below sea level in 2032, Florida's Agency for Workforce Innovation says the state has created 250,000 new jobs in 2005. None of Inc's top cities match up with the Weather Channel's "Best climate" locations however. Ever flat and sand-storm-prone Yuma, AZ, with an average daily high temperature in July of 112 degrees, also had the highest rate of job growth according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Author and professional career counselor, Marty Nemko, says his favorite jobs are "government jobs." While the downsizing in corporate is permanent, the government "is among the last bastions of job security and full benefits."
Nemko cited some 29,000 available jobs during the week of 3 July across all governmental state and federal agencies. Nemko also found that the private sector is hiring for computer programming in security and mobile technologies, and specialists for SAP and Oracle (not IBM.)
Even still... with the prospects of hope for blue collar jobs on the front-range of Wyoming, or the flat marshes of sinking Florida.... Nemko said he'd advise his own child to "hold out for a job you want in a locale you want."
He said to wait at least a year before considering a relocation or compromise.
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