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Like most other industries, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants 2011 Outlook Report suggests that the Consumer goods sector is slowly regaining strength lost during the recession in 2008 and 2009. As of June 2011, a little over 70% of respondents surveyed viewed the consumer industry as stable, strong or very strong. Only just over 10% believed that this sector was weak, while another 20% had a positive outlook believing it was weak but improving. This positive outlook is consistent with Outlook Reports conducted since late 2009, proving that the consumer goods industry has stayed on track to overcome the hit it took during the recession.

Job Growth Potential in the Consumer Goods/Services Industry

Of the 8,000 executive search consultants and headhunters worldwide who are members of The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, over 350 specialize or work within the consumer goods and services executive job market around the world.

The highest concentration of these executive firms is located in New York City, a global hub for senior executive jobs in consumer goods and services. Other notable areas in North America with a high concentration of executive headhunters and recruiters specializing in consumer goods include Chicago and Los Angeles. North America is not the only region with a number of consumer goods executive positions, however; Toronto is the main base for search firms specializing in consumer goods in Canada, while in Europe, London and Paris are at the top for consumer goods executive jobs. In the Asia Pacific region, where many consumer goods are produced, Mumbai and Tokyo are both centers of consumer goods executive recruiting.

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