This HND piece starts off explaining why our country is losing so many jobs, and then suggests that job-seekers—as well as salespeople—should focus on enterprises that can't leave. These would include academia, agriculture, finance, government, mining, utilities, and, of course, health care.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in health care rose to 14.19 million in October 2011 from 13.88 million a year earlier. Even though there are probably more jobs in this field than applicants, employers are still looking to improve the odds of making a good hire. That's why many health care institutions are taking a special look at military veterans.
David C. Dickey, former major in the Marine Corps, and now CEO of The Patriot Group Inc. puts it this way:
You're going to get a bright, reliable, and motivated individual. This is not to imply that the rest of society may not also have these traits. Rather, it's just that a preponderance of veterans seem to exhibit this. They've been asked to do more with less, and in many cases, to operate independently, given tasks to complete with little or no supervision—and that happens frequently.
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