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Obama Stimulus = Jobs in These Sectors

The folks at Yahoo - Hot Jobs have a nice roundup of the employment sectors expected to see the most growth and opportunity under the new stimulus plan. They also have tips for people looking to land these jobs.

All that the Republicans brought us was more low-paying, service sector jobs - outsourcing the high tech jobs overseas, leaving Americans with jobs at Wal-Mart. Democrats are creating real jobs for working Americans and their families.

6 Fields That Stand to Benefit From the Stimulus Plan

Construction. The biggest thrust of the stimulus plan is a national two-fer: creating jobs while shoring up the nation's infrastructure, including roads, bridges, rail lines, and wastewater and drinking water facilities. The Associated General Contractors of America estimates that stimulus spending would create or save 1.85 million jobs, including 640,000 in construction and 300,000 among suppliers and equipment manufacturers. Job opportunities will be even broader than traditional hard-hat jobs; there will also be openings for transit coordinators, waste disposal engineers, and accountants and managers with experience in large construction projects.

The Green Sector. This is a broad category of jobs, and there is some overlap with construction and energy. But generally these jobs are in some way aimed at reducing greenhouse gasses, reducing dependence on oil, or reducing consumption of other non-renewable sources. Examples can range from architects, to manufacturers and installers of solar panels, to energy rating auditors.

Medical Information Technology. The stimulus bill includes $19 billion for updating health information technology. This is intended to increase the number of physicians who use computers in their practice and will likely create opportunities for training health personnel and running health systems. It could also lead to job openings in hardware and software companies, from computer assemblers to systems analysts to project managers.

Education. Many states have made cuts in their education budgets, but the stimulus plan calls for a $53.6 billion state-stabilization to help states avoid further cuts and layoffs. Funding could also lead to new jobs for teachers and administrators in areas such as Head Start and other early-education programs. The stimulus also sets aside funds for modernization of schools (which overlaps with infrastructure and construction).

Energy and Utilities. A key part of the stimulus plan, and a campaign pledge by Obama, is the modernization of the nation's electrical grid. "Smart grid" jobs will include regulators hired by public utility commissions, in addition to load management engineers, meter manufacturers and systems control center operators.

Federal Government. A $787 billion package doesn't just administer itself. There will be openings for more lawyers, regulators, accountants, and administrators to ensure all of the dollars go where they're intended.

Democrats are putting Americans back to work.

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Comments (4)

Paul Hooson:

Excellent synopsis of the specific and targeted areas of the president's agenda to rebuild the American economy to confront future demands and goals, Lee. Excellent post by all means. Good work.


until the jobs actually materialize in the private sector, the only jobs i see guaranteed are the government jobs. just what we need, more beaurocrats.

other than that, these are estimates, and the job claims in these situations are always overblown. and what does "create or save" jobs really mean? and how can they tell if a job is directly related to the bill. if it's a created job, or a saved job?

plus you need to factor in that most economists already are saying that the economy will start to pick up again later this year. assuming the government doesn't cause more problems.

if the jobless rate is less next year, do you attribute it to the stimulus bill, or to a naturally rising economy?

not that i don't more quality jobs, but you guys put far far too much trust in the government to "fix" things. if there is one thing that the government is good at, it's "fixing" things like i fix my own plumbing....right before i call the professional.



P. Bunyan:

One question no one's seemed to have asked is how many of those few alleged jobs created by this Marxist legislation will exist after the government funding runs out.


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