The unemployment rate is at an all time level and many professional must go back to school in order to learn a new field if they want to improve their current situation. This has opened up opportunities for individuals looking to find entry level jobs in a new area. As the number of permanent jobs has decreased and the demand for temporary jobs, especially those that involve clerical positions, have been increasing. Many businesses are opting to hire temporary employees as they are waiting for the economic uncertainty to settle. Contrary to what you hear there are still jobs available for those who are willing to take a fresh start, and good jobs that can provide for individuals and families. Why do you want to apply to be a temp for a clerical agency? How many resumes have you sent out in the last few months? Do you know anything about those companies you're applying to? Are you receiving numerous rejection letters, but know that jobs are filled at the companies that are sending them to you? One reason for that is that human resource departments at those firms are giving temp pool workers priority over permanent hires first. The training of someone outside can be expensive since an employee who is employed every day is aware of the tasks to be completed. If you're commuting from the streets there's no Software Development Team chance. Clerical Staffing Needs for New Technology Companies There are trends and data which show that green technology firms will become the largest private sector and public utility job provider in the next couple of decades. IT firms and wireless technology distributors come in close second. On the other hand most manufacturing firms will not be expanding into this region of the United States. In fact, a large part of the jobs that will be going into Southeast Asia and the Middle East are involved in manufacturing. It is cheaper to handle the distribution in the US, but have the products built somewhere elsewhere. South America and Central America benefit from the outsourcing trend. Light industrial jobs that are permanent in the United States are down, but temporary positions are still being created as companies plan to move manufacturing processes from the United States to another country. The outlook for manufacturing jobs may seem grim, but the possibilities for clerical administrators and personnel are nearly endless. The demand for clerical personnel is up by 46% from January 2010 and is twenty percent higher than the highest demand all of last year. It's projected that many of these jobs, including ones at technology companies that are just starting out that are permanent and lucrative within five years of hiring. Those with an educational background in technology of any sort are encouraged to search these positions out. A Change in the Way America Does Business During the recent national midterm elections, which saw many races seeing a lot of accusations and mudslinging around, the business community in the United States held their breath and wondered what the future could bring. Both parties had ideas and plans to fix the economy and get people back to the time of steady growth. When the dust cleared and the red and blue were slightly different however it was evident that the problem would not be solved in the near future. This contributed to what has turned into a culture of worry especially for small-scale business owners, and it helped firms that provide clerical support. As the manager or owner of a business and when your future is uncertain, you try not to make decisions that are permanently. The unemployment rate for the nation at the time of the election was 9.6 percent. Between December 2007 and October 2010, 6.9 million workers were lost from jobs that could never come back. The highest proportion of these were found in the automotive and construction industries. The lowest proportion was found in the administration and clerical fields. Workers who were responsible for production and labor were laid off while those who handled the paperwork were mainly kept on because outsourced manufacturing needs more administrative and clerical personnel than keeping those tasks in-house. Businesses located in United States have evolved from manufacturing facilities to management companies. Re-training and Re-entering the Workforce in a Clerical Position If you're not able to find a job within your field, then get yourself re-trained or find work in another field. This is what will boost the economy of the United States and other countries across the globe. It's not worth waiting for that job you've had for a long time to be re-instated. It's not likely to happen. The auto industry is reducing its production, at least until they retool and begin making alternative energy automobiles. Other manufacturing jobs are associated by foreign firms that charge rates we can't possibly compete with. The necessary skills to run an industrial machine or to use hand tools have to be replaced by an ability to use a keyboard , or maintain an organized filing system. Like it or not, it's the direction US business is going in. Clerical staffing positions aren't for everyone, but a huge part of the population is computer-savvy and uses the internet on a regular basis. Kids are raised playing games that have complex controls which require manual dexterity and fast reactions. These are job skills whether you realize it or not. Businesses both established and startups are looking for people who are able to handle computers and react fast when there is a crisis. The concept of "unskilled labor" has changed over the last 10 years. It's not just about specialization anymore. Employers looking for entry-level jobs are seeking basic computer proficiency and friendly attitudes. If you have those and the ability to do a temporary position and be in the workforce on the job by tomorrow. The Ever Expanding Health Care Industry As medical technology advances and health care is becoming more complicated and complex, the health industry is expected to be in search of new administrators and clerical staff. For decades, it has been regarded as the most stable industry to get an education in the medical field, it will always be looking for new employees doctors, medical specialists as well as the clerks and administrators who help them. If you're just getting out of high school, and are searching for that "sure thing" to go to college for, try your education in health care administration or provision. You could take on a temporary work while doing it to pay the bills.