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The 10 Jobs Most in Demand in 2011

Companies are getting out of cost-cutting mode and shifting into gear for growth in the new year. What does that mean for the job market?

“In 2010, we saw steady, gradual increases in jobs across sectors,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder.com. “2011 will be a better year for jobs … as business leaders grow more confident in the recovery,” he said.

It’s not going to be a job boom, but there will be steady growth in hiring. One in four hiring managers said they plan to hire full-time workers in 2010, up sharply from the past two years, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com.

We already know the hot sectors that are hiringbut when it comes to the actual position jobseekers are applying for, the best opportunities will be for sales, information-technology and customer-service jobs as companies shift out of safety and cost-cutting modes and prepare to grow .

Click ahead for the 10 jobs that will be the most in demand in 2011.

By Cindy Perman
Posted 3 Jan 2011

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