13 Predictions for Job Trends in 2013

According to one expert, it's the year of healthcare and IT jobs, less social media jobs, and online shopping will continue to boom.

Whether you are looking for a job in 2013 or just hoping to hang on to the one you've got, there are some interesting predictions for the biggest job trends of the New Year.

They include:

  • Get ready to work from home more. Telecommuting is in.
  • Federal agencies like the FBI may hire more people to deal with the complex situations in the Middle East.
  • Excitement about social media will peak. 

To read all 13 predictions check out the full article at:


alan haskvitz January 13, 2013 at 04:23 PM
When the Walnut Valley School District superintendent leaves that creates a job opening that pays nearly a quarter million dollars including extra sick time and car allowances. Hopefully, they don't have to pay for two superintendents at the same time as they did a couple of years ago. The Walnut School Board reportedly spends over a million dollars on consultants so there are more job possibilities. And if the School Board decides to cut the school year by six days this year and nine days next year I know there will be some teaching openings. And if the State takes over the District that should create more jobs.
Vito Spago January 13, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Actually, the FED has used up all its bullets with QE3 and the blip in the economy seen at the end of 2012 is the last hurrah. In 2013 we will watch as the US falls into recession and deflation a la Japan 30 years ago. This is because of the smaller workforce paying for the entitlements of the larger retirement crowd. Unemployment will rise and the US will begin to adjust to a period of austerity. Home prices will stagnate and drop as baby boomer sell and move into smaller digs. Good news is that prices will not be able to rise because people will not be able to pay for higher prices. Price for cars, gasoline, food, electronics will drop.
M.Legison January 13, 2013 at 07:32 PM
The problem with Vito's predictions is that most of the goods mentioned are fairly low margin anyway and there's not much room in the pricing. At the other end are increased taxes that drive up goods and labor. Before the anti-oil crowd starts talking about big oil profit, check the net profit as a percentage of sales. How is this author an "expert" at economic predictions? He's nothing more than another progressive blog writer.
Doug January 13, 2013 at 07:42 PM
What will the doctors do who are quitting because of the paperwork, etc? Or have they just made so much money through the years that they do not need to work.
M.Legison January 13, 2013 at 08:17 PM
If they are smart and relatively young, they can get a law degree and do very well as plaintiff lawyers for Obamacare cases for neglect and dereliction of duties. Even a mediocre school like McGeorge would suffice for trial work and they'd recoup their investment in a few years.
Vito Spago January 13, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Yep. These progressive writers pump and pump and pump. RE is recovering. Only problem is that it is houses in the below $300k range that can be rented out for a reasonable amount and qualify for FHA loans. Houses above are still lanquishing. Most of the buyers are wall street hedge funds and funds set up to buy up hunders of houses and rent or flip them, not first time buyers. FED is doing everything they can to keep interest rates at rock bottom. Banks holding foreclosed inventory are doing everything they can to keep selling supply low to boost prices. The rug will be pulled eventually and housing prices will crash. Economy of US is being manipulated to look good. Watch out below when manipulation stops.
Think Free January 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM
"The Black Panther of Poetry" January 14, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Free your mind...And the rest will follow!!!
Kim January 15, 2013 at 02:30 AM
Vito, I had noticed houses are being flipped and the colors, fixtures, etc are common in many of the flips so your housing comments make sense. It isn't unusual for a house to be bought at bank auction for 260k one month and list at 400k the next after a whirlwind flip.
Vito Spago January 15, 2013 at 04:16 AM
Flippers have to be careful. They can be burned badly. They key to successful flipping is getting the houses at a very low price. I do not think that is possible any more.
Michelle Kye January 16, 2013 at 08:03 PM
I hope the Feds start hiring more but I am not optimistic. Just received a response to a federal analyst position I applied for last month notifiying me that they "received thousands of applications" and would start reviewing them just as soon as they received more information about their 2013 budget. Thousands of applications! I might as well buy lottery tickets.


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