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Employment Sectors that Will Offer an Above-Average Number of Job Opportunities in 2016, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

Job seekers should remain aware of the fact that certain industries will have above-average likelihood to offer job openings.  This is due to a number of circumstances, including shifts in consumer tastes and requirements, normal employee turnover and attrition, structural changes within industries, global economic conditions and national policies and priorities.
Below is a list of industries particularly recommended to job seekers.

Employment Sectors that Will Offer an Above-Average Number of Job Opportunities:
=               Banking
=               Biotechnology
=               Consumer Products
=               Cybersecurity, Digital Customer ID Tools
=               Electronic Games
=               Energy Conservation Products and Services
=               Health Care Technology, Including Electronic Health Records
=               Health Foods, Organic Foods, Enhanced Foods
=               Insurance
=               Internet Services, Server Hosting, Cloud Computing
=               Internet of Things: Connected Devices, Remote Wireless Sensors and their Networks, Machine to Machine Communications
=               Logistics and Warehousing Services (3PL)
=               Oil and Natural Gas
=               Online-based Business and Consumer Sales and Services, including E-Commerce
=               Outsourcing, Including Outsourced Business and Computer Services
=               Payments Technologies (Online and Cashless, Digital Payments)
=               Pets: Services and Products
=               Pharmaceuticals (Drugs, including Vaccines)
=               Restaurants
=               Retail: Discount and Warehouse Stores
=               Retail: Select Specialty Stores
=               Retail: Supermarkets
=               Robotics and Factory Automation
=               Software—Artificial Intelligence
=               Software—Data Analytics
=               Software—Mobile Apps 
=               Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
=               Solar Energy Cells Installation & Maintenance
=               Water Filtration and Conservation Equipment
=               Wireless and Cellular Communications

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