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Top 5 Recession-Proof Industries

Hamsa Ramesha | HRPeople

January 22, 2010


Recession-Proof Industries

The rate of job openings and new hires has steadily decreased since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And unemployment rates are holding fast at 10 percent, which also doesn’t bode well. According to the December employment report, 6.1 million people face long-term unemployment.

Even though experts are hollering about the impending end of the recession, it would be wise to keep these industries in mind for the next time the economy goes down the drain. These fields aren’t going to let a simple economic crisis knock them down. They know who’s really in charge — they are.

Luckily, if you’re in one of these five recession-proof industries, you’ve got nothing to worry about. And if you’re not, it’s not too late to jump on the bandwagon.

Check out these five hardcore industries that you want to be a part of when the next recession strikes:


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