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Troubling Service Industry News

The D&C is reporting that the service industry sector of our economy is slumping bad for the first time in five years.  Here in Rochester, that industry makes up about 2/3 of our work force to the tune of some 350,000 workers.  On the least-negative side of this news, since the housing slump has affected Rochester very little, it stands to reason that local service jobs like restaurant and other consumer service jobs are likely safe.  But for those who work in tech support, outbound sales, and even web design (gulp), this is not welcome news.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.