High Unemployment Rate and Jobs You Can Do From Home!
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate is currently at aÂ staggering 9.7 percent (as of May 2010). The newest data on unemployment rates is scheduled to be released on July 2, 2010. With 1 in 10 jobless and looking for work, many displaced workers have turned to new industries and creative job paths to bring in income. Creative work-at-home ideas are great for both temporarily unemployed job-seekers, stay-at-home moms wanting to bring in extra income, part-time workers looking for additional income, and job seekers looking to change career paths and break into a new industry either online or based at home.
Some suggestions for stay-at-home career options include the following areas of work:
Management Analyst- Earn a living advising other companies; work from a home office or commute to clients place of business.
Web Developer or Graphic Designer- Develop business and personal websites for clients, work on your own schedule from home.Â Create advertisements, brochures, or logos for business clients.
Technical Writer- Write on topics for businesses including how-to guides, instruction manuals, and medical brochures in an easy to follow manner to provide guidelines for those using the instructions.
Public Relations Specialist- Build positive relationships between companies and the community through positive press releases and communication.
Interior Designer- Self-employed, design and plan home furnishing or business projects while working from home or on site.
Caterer- Self-employed, and what job could possibly be better than being a caterer if you happen to be a fabulous cook? Prepare food for special events or business meetings, work and advertise from the comfort of your own home.
Mental health counselor- Counseling sessions for the depressed and those with anxiety may take place in a soothing environment such as your home office or in the comfort of their own home.
Massage Therapist- After completing an accredited massage therapy program for licensing, many massage therapists help clients reduce stress and relax muscles on a personal level including meeting patients at the office or at home.
Customer service representative- Working for a larger company answering customer service inquires by phone or email from the comfort of your own home can provide a satisfying and flexible career option for many workers, without the hassles of a daily commute.
My advice for anyone looking for a new line of work is to find your passion and do something you truly love. Get creative! Look to volunteer for a local community organization or business that may not be hiring BUT will provide you the training and networking tools to later transition into a career that you love. Many businesses will gladly accept volunteer help, which will provide you with the tools and contacts you need to break into a new industry!