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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations

Human resources, training, and labor relations is a big career category that encompasses many career choices. Some are more recession proof than others. Though the sum of all jobs in this category is expected to grow 17 percent by 2016, we’re going to focus on two specific career choices that are most needed when times are tough. First are the human resources (HR) generalists who guide executives through restructurings and employee displacement decisions. Second are labor relations specialists. These are the professionals who represent companies, employees, or unions in labor disputes. As you can imagine, both professions become absolutely critical in economic uncertainty.
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