With all the doom-and-gloom quotes flying around in these slow economic times, it is easy to get caught up focusing on the apparent downward spiral of life as we know it. However, these statistics and predictions do not always show the entire picture. There are industries that are, in fact, thriving in these trying times, providing economic growth and employment opportunity. The success of some of these industries is directly related to the failure of similar sectors, while others have held steady growth independent of market forces. From an employment perspective, it is important to take note of the industries in which there is still growth, should your job come into jeopardy. It is also beneficial to view the lagging economy as an opportunity to develop and integrate the up and coming technologies that will stand to make our systems more efficient and sustainable for years to come.
Can you think of other industries that may also be failing or thriving? Are you working in such an industry? Please do share in the comments below — we read all our comments!