We all know that in 2009 some major adjustments have been occurring on the job front, including a new stimulus bill that is proposing to create 3.5 million new jobs. But how are you affected by this new bill? If you have been recently laid off from an employer affected by the recession, or are simply looking for a new opportunity, the bill is going to open new ones. So let’s take a closer look at just what this new bill can mean for you in your search to find a new employment opportunity.
Where the Jobs Are
With the new stimulus bill, a number of new jobs are being created; however, the majority can be found in the manufacturing and construction sectors. For example, there will be a number of machinists and metal workers needed in factories, as well as workers for warehouses. Then there will be a need for workers in the infrastructure areas who can build bridges – while engineers and project managers will be needed to design and oversee the projects. There will also be a number of new jobs in the information technology and health care sectors. With the majority of the world relying on new technologies to function in business and personal lives, there is a greater need for experts in this IT realm. And with the new stimulus bill working towards increased health care for every worker, there will also be more need for health care workers. Some other fields that are benefiting from the stimulus bill include real estate (entry-level mortgage lending), finance and accounting.
When They Will be Created
Since the stimulus bill is just getting its footing, don’t look for all of the jobs to start sprouting up immediately. However, there are a few that are coming available as we speak. For example, temporary placement agency Adecco is said to be currently offering 1,500 positions in the mortgage sector, while 1,400 positions are said to be offered in engineering and IT – and about 1,000 in finance and accounting. These numbers look to increase in the coming months; however, the full 3.5 million won’t likely see the light of day for another 2 years.
How to Get Your Hands on These Jobs
Now that you know what jobs are being created, you’re probably wondering just how you can get your hands on these jobs. The answer is simple; get out there and apply as you have before. If you haven’t updated your resume, now is to time to do it. Also, you’ll want to make sure that your interviewing skills are up-to-par. If you remain diligent in your search for the right job, you’ll be able to snatch up one of these new opportunities in no time. For a while, it seemed that all of the employment opportunities were just slipping away, but with the new stimulus bill, hope is now on the horizon. So if you are qualified for one of the new opportunities sprouting up, don’t be afraid to get out there and pursue it. You never know; you may find that you’re able to start the second phase of your career.