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Marketing Me! Layoff anouncements

Checked Google News for layoff information around the U.S. Here is what I found..

Micron announces a "headcount reduction".

The City of Tampa Bay eliminated a number of city jobs.

VOIP provider Sunrocket is allegedly planning a round of layoffs.

Banking and credit card company Capital One has announced 2000 layoffs this week.

And The San Jose Mercury News has a number of layoffs planned for employees.

Okay, so we have an established high tech company, a city, a start up, a financial company and a media outlet all announcing layoffs.

What is the point?

There are no safe jobs. I hear from job seekers frequently asking about industries with "safe and secure jobs" and "job security".

Answer: there are none. There are no "safe" jobs. Not anymore. And you know the reason why. Don't ask for "safe" jobs anymore because either they do not exist (as proven above) or they aren't worth the time to do.

Solution: Stop wanting work to be safe and start thinking about what your want to do. The golf pro who teaches part time at the municipal range is doing what he wants and is living his dream. There are no guarantees that he will have enough students willing to pay 60.00 an hour to improve their swing, but if he gets just enough, he will be making money just helping someone play golf - a game he loves anyway!

Think about what makes you happy and if there is a way you can make a living doing it. Once you get there, the real security begins as you start living your dream doing what you want.

Have a great weekend,

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