The times they are a changing, and it appears in economic terms, perhaps not for the better.
Overall in 2009 there are expected to be fewer new hires, and hiring freezes are beginning to crop up all over the country. In some markets raises and hiring overall are down as much as 40 percent, and many people still are living in a state of fear about what will happen next.
A new survey of American mid size companies is reporting the about 40 percent are scaling back their payroll raises, while others are trying desperately to find other ways of compensation that will now cost them a great deal during the hard economic times.
During difficult times, often people seek government service. For young people with no experience, one of the best opportunities is to join the military. You can get job training, and overall benefits that without a higher education or special skills you will be hard pressed to be able to equal in the private sector.
Despite all the warnings the stock market and different financial indicators still are turning south. But a career in the military provides a lot of financial stability for many people, and it can be a very wise choice for many young people.