Five industries that are hiring in 2010

September 23, 2010
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Monster today released a job outlook on the five industries they think will be hiring in 2010. They define these industries as those that are in the business of “re-engineering or rebuilding what the great recession of 2008-2009 put asunder.”

The following industries are hiring more workers than they did a year ago:

Accounting, finance and real estate. “Businesses are going through a lot of change, and they often need advisory services, assurance on financial deals, tax advice and so on,” according to Holly Paul, national recruiting leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers. … Our campus recruiting goals have increased 17 percent.”

These careers are noted for helping companies survive by making tough decisions and mapping new routes to profitability.

Information technology. Successfully executed IT projects improve efficiency and open new markets. These professionals can reinitiate systems implementation projects that were put on hold.

Law. The Robert Half Professional Employment Report states that 29 percent of law firms and in-house departments plan to hire in the last quarter of 2010. Bankruptcy, litigation and corporate defense are the strongest prospects.

Travel and hospitality. With more people returning to their traveling habits, airlines can raise fares and begin to start hiring again. Job openings numbered 352,000 in July 2010, compared to 262,000 in 2009.

Manufacturing. You might be thinking, “Are you kidding?” And the truth is it’s gaining slowly. “Employment openings in manufacturing more than doubled to 228,000 in July 2010 from just 109,000 a year earlier.” The need to fill green energy jobs, specifically, has accelerated recently.

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