Mining, financing, manufacturing and construction are the worst hit sectors by the world economic slow down. Most major players in these sectors are reducing their work force.
Despite the worsening economic condition, some sectors are expanding, hiring to cope with present customer demands. The most prominent of them are retail and fast food. A surprise addition is the telemarketing (call centers) sector.
These are signs that there is still hope that the world will get up on its knees and be able to walk again.