It is probably safe to say the jobs that were lost during America's Great Recession will never come back, each a casualty of an unsustainable economic system. All new jobs will be created as society transforms into a sustainable future.
Attend the October 2, 2010, Inaugural Denver Chicken Coop Tour (sponsored by Denver Urban Homesteading and Denver Botanic Gardens; tickets $20) and see how the backyard chicken industry will be a leading generator of new jobs...
At a time when Denver-based home builders are going into bankruptcy, pre-fab coloradochickencoops.com architects Rob Pyatt, Jeff Troutman and Eric Millinger are perched to be the state's next millionaires.
Building the chicken coop is just the start. Page down to see that there is plenty of work for everyone...
Globe-trotting chicken keepers will need the services of chicken sitters, such as the woman pictured above, who is shown taking a client's hens to the free-range area of the Chatfield Chicken Park.
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Retail employment opportunities will exist for businesses to cater to upwardly mobile chicken keepers by providing pullet-pampering services...
Chick boutiques will need to offer specialized coop-care services, chicken toys and designer feed. Salmonella-abatement specialists, weekly coop cleaners and chicken groomers will all be needed.
And don't think for a minute that you can toss your dead chickens in the trash...
All across town, cocktail chatter will switch from real estate speculation to the number of eggs laid per pound of feed. Not all chickens are good producers, and they tend to be the ones who break the eggs and peck the eyes out of the good layers. What are you going to do? As seen above, mobile chicken-dressing services will need to be employed by the squeamish to "put down" low producers.