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Tech workers: Expand your job search after layoff

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In the first quarter, more than 160,000 U.S. high-tech workers lost their jobs. If this pace continues for the rest of the year—and there are some indications it might—about 640,000 people will be out of work. That would make 2001 a record-breaker for tech job losses.

Tech workers, expand your horizons. If you worked in sales, marketing, HR, info systems or financial services, your skills are largely transferable to low-tech industries. Consider insurance, banking and chemical manufacturing. Many firms are desperate for tech-savvy managers.

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