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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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Child-Care Workers

Let’s get one thing straight about child-care workers and recessions. You’re probably thinking that when the economy sours, families view the nanny as an expendable luxury. That’s probably true for stay-at-home parents who use child-care workers for a parenting break or to get stuff done around the house. However, there is an opposing recession trend regarding child-care workers that keeps them in business. Many parents fear losing their jobs during a recession. This leads to extra hours in the cubicle to make a good impression. It also leads to single-income families choosing to become dual-income families to diversify and expand their earning potential. The bottom line is that hiring someone to watch the kids is critical ...

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