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IT Careers: 10 Industries with Job Openings Right Now

As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy, many IT workers have experienced layoffs and unpaid furloughs. But not all the news is grim if you know where to look.
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Like law enforcement, the defense industry is also looking for technology professionals. Because defense contracts tend to cover long periods of time, military suppliers are less vulnerable to short-term variations in the economy. Of course, over the long term, the government spending to combat the effects of the coronavirus may necessitate cutbacks in defense spending. But for now, several defense contractors are still hiring. And because today's military is more digital than ever, that necessarily means that the contractors need a lot of technical workers. According to job posting site Indeed, the list of companies that have posted new tech job openings during the pandemic includes defense contractors like Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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