The economy isn’t dead. It just needs reinvention.
Yes, we’re becoming more conservative with our money, which means we’re spending less on luxurious things, such as fancy clothes or sit down restaurants. Yes, that means department stores and restaurants will cut down on employees.
This isn’t the end, though. Even though demand for labor in these fields are declining, there are other fields that could use more manpower.
With e-business growing and showing no signs of stopping, we need more IT specialists more than ever. Take a look at what’s been happening with LulzSec and Sony, Codemasters, Bethesda, and even Nintendo. Right there, we have demand for cyber security specialists.
And check out the wireless world. We tweet and hit up our Facebooks on our mobile phones. Hell, I’ve typed the majority of this post on my cellphone!
Wireless innovation is just waiting to be unleased. Someone just has to unlock it.
Yes, it’s becoming a bit freaky with our world slowly assimilating with the artificial, like the internet and our smartphones/cellphones, but this IS the future, no matter which way you shake it. There is just far too much momentum for it to be stopped. For better or worse, we just have to adapt. This means a bigger focus for technological jobs.
One could say Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest is hitting the world harder than any of us can remember. I’m the only one in my family with… technological proficience. The rest of my family just can’t keep up. It’s… a bit of a depressing sight, really. Gotta work harder to keep your family up to date. It’s kinda nuts when you have to work a bit to teach your family how to use a new widescreen HDTV. And explain why SDTV has those black bars on the sides of that TV.
But I’m going off on a tangent here.
tl;dr, job market is shifting focus, less on what it used to be and more on technology’s evolutions