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Status: Strong.

Companies cut costs aggressively during the recession, and they’re now reaping the rewards. After falling for three years, corporate profits have rebounded sharply, with forecasting firm IHS Global Insight predicting a double-digit increase for 2010. That means many companies are in a good position to hire if they want to.

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