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ERIC Number: EJ846116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
The Outlook in Business and Related Fields
Walker, Robert
New Directions for Community Colleges, n146 p63-68 Sum 2009
As oil prices fluctuate widely and a worldwide recession grows, people are seeing a fundamental shift in the U.S. economy and in consumer buying behavior. This shift is forcing every organization to maximize its efficiency in order to remain profitable and is thereby creating a higher demand for new staff who have management and project management experience and education. In addition, the reduction of labor costs through overseas outsourcing and the increasing use of technology will reduce the number of domestic manufacturing workers while increasing the number of information technology and management jobs. Internships are becoming increasingly important for both community college and baccalaureate students as a gateway for entering the workforce. This article highlights the major areas of growth in the business area and points out some of the challenges and opportunities that remain for community colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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