Where are the jobs? These are the areas that are growing now

Add this to the list of the many ways COVID-19 is changing our lives: it’s increasing job prospects in certain fields and lowering them for others. What’s more, the pandemic has dramatically heightened prospects for job losses due to automation.

The upshot: if you’re over 50 and looking for a job — or will be in coming years — you’ll want to know about the latest findings and projections from the U.S. Department of Labor, LinkedIn’s job experts and the McKinsey consulting firm. I’ve read them all, and spoken to LinkedIn’s Andrew Seaman, to fill you in.

Jobs that are growing now

Let’s start with the urgent news for today’s job seekers. Right now, 2 million Americans 55 and older are out of work (up from 1…

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