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Prediction or Propaganda: Fewer than 3 million salespeople will be needed by 2020

I recently read a press release about a "Sales 2.0 Conference" which took place in March 2011 where the host predicted that "of the 18 million salespeople currently in the United States, fewer than 3 million will be needed by 2020".

What is your opinion, do those numbers makes sense? - by Community Mailbox
Where does the number "18 Million" come from?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2010 there were approx 13.4 Million (not 18M) wage and salary sales workers in the United States. Here is a partial breakdown of the numbers:Individual year totals for "Sales and Related Occupations" as posted on the BLS website are shown below:2020 will be here soon enough. Until then inquiring minds can monitor the current statistics on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website at http://stats.bls.gov/oes/current/oes410000.htm - by Jeff Blackwell
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