I was trying to think of some jobs and industries that wouldn't be affected much by a recession or depression. Here's some I thought about would be pretty safe from any layoff or decline in business. 1. PG&E - Gas and Electric Utility Workers - everyone's gotta keep warm during the winter. 2. Health workers at county hospitals - this is where you get healthcare if you have no money. 3. Prison Guards 4. Cops / Law enforcement / FBI 5. Firemen 6. Funeral Directors / Morticians - always people passing away. 7. Water Utility Workers / Sewer sanitation workers / Garbage men 8. Costco and Discount Grocery Store workers 9. Walmart - Ugh. 10. McDonalds & cheap fast food places 11. Video Game makers 12. Obstetricians - always babies being born. 13. 911 operators 14. DMV workers 15. Tenured college professors 16. Mass transit workers 17. Car repair shops - less new cars on the road more repairs. 18. Auto body shops - still have fender benders. 19. Grade school and High school teachers. 20. Judges, congressmen and elected officials 21. Santa Claus & the Easter Bunny 22. Clergy 23. Doorman at the Plaza Hotel The rest of us are screwed.