Job Prospects for Hospitality Industry

The best job prospects for 2008 – MarketWatch

As the nation’s employers gear up to start a wave of new-year hiring, the retail and health-care sectors are poised for the most public expansions, while the hospitality and export industries are angling for new employees as well, economists and job market experts said.

The hospitality sector also looks set for growth, said Sophia Koropeckyj, economist at Moody’s in Westchester, Pa., because “there’s been a lot of hotel construction and also because there are a lot of international tourists coming in to the United States.” The leisure and hospitality sectors are expected to add 1.9 million jobs from 2006 to 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. – Grads see brighter job prospects

A sampling of universities across the country suggests hot areas this year are health care, accounting, defense, education, hospitality, insurance and even consulting, which had shown a large drop-off in earlier years.

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