Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Good Place to Work in a Recession?

As part of yesterday's weekend roundup, I noted that the Chronicle of Higher Education had published the results of a survey indicating that the vast majority of colleges are avoiding layoffs even during these tough economic times, at least so far.  A short New York Times article, also from this past weekend, suggested more generally that working for a not-for-profit may be a particularly good option during a recession.  While not citing any specific data, it listed the large number of not-for-profit organization jobs - especially in healthcare and education - and their relatively shelter from the storms sweeping through for-profit businesses.  It will be interesting to see if this shelter begins to collapse as the economic downturn continues, but the Chronicle survey certainly indicates at least some resilience in the education sector.



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