Nonprofit sector added jobs during the recession [VIDEO]

What are the characteristics of your dream job? Do flexible work hours appeal to you? How about steady and consistent pay raises? If so, look no further than the nonprofit sector.
 
Nonprofit organizations flexed their figurative muscles during the Great Recession. Charities were recently found to have grown in size and stature during the recent economic woes.

 

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Does your dream job include steady raises? If so, look no further than the nonprofit sector.

According to recently released data by the U.S. Labor Department, nonprofits not only added jobs between 2008 and 2012, wages consistently increased 16 percent between 2007 and 2012. During a time when the broader economy was experiencing job loss, nonprofit workers wages were, on average, $85 dollars higher than private-sector employees' wages in 2012. Nonprofit workers were also much more likely to keep their jobs during the recession. More specifically, workers in the health care and religious sectors of the industry were the most likely to keep their jobs. Be sure to tune in again for more nonprofit news!

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