The nation’s movement to become a more productive and competitive economic force in the global marketplace is bringing a wealth of hope and job opportunities to recession-weary Americans.

“In order to succeed in the 21st century, we are working to improve education, expand health care, fix the infrastructure, overhaul our manufacturing industries, adopt green technologies, and continue our leadership in high-tech innovation,” says Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading occupational experts and author of the recently released book “200 Best Jobs for Renewing America.”

In his book, Shatkin discusses the six industries at the center of America’s shift toward a forward-looking economy: education, infrastructure, health care, information and telecommunication technologies, green technologies and advanced manufacturing.

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