Mid-Life Crisis or Mid-Life Opportunity? (Pick One)

As 2008 comes to a close, the U.S. economy is in recession after years of unprecedented prosperity. Throughout much of the 1990s, inflation was low and employment was high. In fact, as economists define things, America was just about at full employment. As we make our away somewhat nervously into the second decade of the twenty-first century, however, nobody is harboring illusions about full employment. The numbers of those out of work—or only marginally employed—are not soaring, but they are climbing. True, entry-level jobs continue to be plentiful in many fields, and a lot of firms are committed to training, mentoring, and developing employees.
Up to a point. The fact is, corporate commitments ...

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