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The absolute best way to get a job in 2011

Coming Sunday, the Spokesman's business section looks at the rock-bottom best tips for finding a job in the new year.

We got those tips by talking to a group of area recruiters, job counselors and experts in professional marketing.

Look for that story in the Business section of the paper or at

We also catch up with area job-trackers. We came up with the six hottest job sectors in Spokane County.

They are, not in any order: health care, finance-insurance, green-tech/waste recovery, transportation, professional services, and advanced manufacturing.

To go on your search of jobs in demand, Doug Tweedy, the regional labor economist with Washington's Department of Employment Security, suggests visits to the Demand List found at the ESD main website.

It's a handy way to track many of the best jobs unfilled in Spokane County: the full list of all “in demand” jobs for Spokane County is here.

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