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Beat the unemployment blues

Interesting editorial in today's New York Times about the whole outsourcing trend and where the jobs of the future will be. According to authors W. Michael Cox, Richard Alm, and Nigel Holmes, forget about trying to hold onto the job status quo--"trade and technology will transform the economy whether we like it not," they say.

If you read the article, be sure to click on the chart that shows the occupational increases and decreases in various areas--it's fascinating. And while meeting planners aren't specificaly mentioned, the evolution, they say, is going in the direction of "occupations that rely on people skills and emotional intelligence...and among jobs that require imagination and creativity." Sounds like meeting planning to me!

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