Looking for job security in these uncertain financial times? At least one publication says that the profession of lobbying may be immune from the economic downturn.
Associations need political advocates more than ever in a recession rife with government intervention. Washington bailouts are splashing cash around the country, and organizations, businesses, and regions often rely on lobbyists to help them snag a piece of the pie. There were 15,962 lobbyists in 2008, up from 15,497 a year earlier and from 10,693 a decade earlier, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.