Sure you can get another job, if you don't mind low pay and no benefits


At least that's what business writer Steven Greenhouse writes in Wednesday's New York Times. While 4.8 million people left their jobs in February, employers hired 4.3 million people that same month, and there are still millions of job openings out there.

So who's hiring? Hospitals, colleges, discount stores, restaurants and municipal public works departments. After the stimulus package kicks in, state and local governments and road-building contractors are expected to hire more. Now that's good news, but unfortunately most of the companies Greenhouse cites work in the "service" economy, typically known for minimum-wage jobs, few job benefits and murky opportunities for moving into upward management.