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Looking for a Job? These Industries are Hiring
With the unemployment rate sitting at 9%, the anemic labor market is less than friendly to job seekers. But there are some bright spots in the market, according to CareerBuilder.com

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The economy added just 36,000 jobs in January, falling far short of expectations and more than 29 million Americans are currently unemployed. But it’s not all doom and gloom: We found 11 industries that are looking to hire in 2011, according to CareerBuilder.com.

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Sales
With most businesses focused on growth and revenue, 27% of companies are planning to beef up their sales departments this year, according to CareerBuilder. Sales candidates should particularly focus on new media, technology, biotechnology and professional business services, just to name a few.

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Information Technology (IT)
Many companies are “having a hard time finding qualified [IT] candidates,” says Jennifer Grasz from CareerBuilder.com. Employers are especially looking for IT specialist who can drive innovation while cutting cost. Employers are particularly looking for DotNet specialists, software developers and database administrators.

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Customer Service
If you have strong people skills and like working with a team, the customer service industry might be for you. Customer service jobs range from service representatives to managers.

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Engineering Managers

Engineering
There is a big demand for engineers in 2011, according to CareerBuilder.com and job opportunities range from software to development engineers.

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Administrative
The role of administrators at companies is vital to their organization and success. CareerBuilder.com reports 17% of companies will be hiring for administrative jobs this year.

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Technology
Job seekers can find plenty of positions in the technology field for recruiters, architects and specialists, according to CareerBuilder.com

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Business Development
Many companies are looking to develop new business and generate higher sales and revenue, which means they are going to need business directors and managers.

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Marketing
Companies are always going to need marketing, but candidates looking to get a leg up on their competition should hone their skills to focus on social media.

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Research/Development
Companies are seeking analysts, managers, scientists and directors to help identify areas of growth for the company, according to CareerBuilder.com

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Accounting/Finance
With tax season in full swing, accountants are in high demand right now. Particularly, positions in payroll and financial management are plentiful.

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Health Care
The health care field has copious amounts of job listings right now, specifically within nursing, physical therapists, and home health aides.

Looking for a Job? These Industries are Hiring

With the unemployment rate sitting at 9%, the anemic labor market is less than friendly to job seekers. But there are some bright spots in the market, according to CareerBuilder.com

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