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Thursday, July 28, 2005

House Approves Free Trade Pact

Fifteen Democrats Break Ranks, Allow CAFTA Passage...
Melissa Bean (IL)
Jim Cooper (TN)
Henry Cuellar (TX)
Norm Dicks (WA)
Ruben Hinojosa (TX)
William Jefferson (LA)
Jim Matheson (UT)
Greg Meeks (NY)
Dennis Moore (KS)
Jim Moran (VA)
Solomon Ortiz (TX)
Ike Skelton (MO)
Vic Snyder (AR)
John Tanner (TN)
Ed Towns (NY)

The vote, 217 to 215, came almost a month after the Senate approved the trade pact and gave Mr. Bush a crucial victory that had seemed in doubt a few days ago. Cyrus has posted a nice summary as to why CAFTA isn't good for anyone. Since it is generally understood that companies will shift jobs held by many Americans to Central America because of CAFTA, I thought it would be appropriate to give links to the ten hottest occupations that are expected to grow in the U.S. through 2012.

By now, we all should know that whenever the Republicans are in control of the government, laws are passed that favors the rich at the expense of the poor. It is interesting though, if we consults the US Bureau of Labor Statistics often enough, we will be able to predict with a certain amount of certainty if our chosen profession will become obsolete. Although we may complain about how this society is governed, the information is there for all of us to make informed decisions about career opportunities and remain on the upside of a changing world.

Complied by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics...

The Ten Fastest Growing Occupations for College Graduates

Occupations with the Most New Jobs: Associate's Degrees or Postsecondary Vocational Awards

Occupations with the Most New Jobs: Bachelor's Degrees

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