September 12, 2011 at 3:57 PM
"Last month was significant as the first time in 32 months that New Mexico reported any job growth on a year-over-year basis"
By Polly White
Santa Fe Business Musings
Polly White is a local business owner, active community member and astronomy geek.
Many in Santa Fe will get time off from their jobs for fiestas. It’s a Santa Fe tradition to leave work early on Friday and head to The Plaza. President Obama conveniently ended his speech to Congress about jobs in time for everyone to get to Fort Marcy for the burning of Zozobra. How many people had job-related sentiments going up in flames with Old Man Gloom? Maybe some of the economic doom & gloom for 2011 has gone up in flames with him.
According to the New Mexico Department of Labor:
Here is some really valuable information about what sectors are projected to see job growth over 10 years right here in Santa Fe. For young people just starting out, or others thinking about shifting paths, this is what you want to know. Almost all areas of environmental sciences (green jobs), and medicine are projected to show growth, as is government -- no surprise here. A bit of a surprise though, administrative and other positions are projected to be on the rise as well.