Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Tell me something I didn't know

The Village Voice: Generation Debt - The New Economics of Being Young: Kiss Your Career Goodbye:

"May marked the nation's third straight month of job growth, (blah blah statistics blah blah) The most recent one, published in February, projected 21.3 million net new jobs through 2012. Construction jobs should keep growing (expect to see a million more by 2012). The strongest service-sector bets are in education, health care, and state and local government. The single best choice may be to join the ranks of registered nurses (623,000 new jobs).

But here's the depressing news: Of the top 10 occupations with the rosiest projections, seven are by and large poorly paid McJobs: retail (596,000 new jobs by 2012), customer service (460,000), food preparation (454,000), cashiers (454,000), janitors (414,000), waiters and waitresses (367,000), and nursing aides (343,000). And the BLS admits its numbers don't distinguish between full-time jobs with benefits and part-time or temp work. In other words, there will be plenty of jobs, but far fewer careers."

1 comment:

MzOuiser said...

Just testing... have to see about that anonymous thing