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The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent opportunities for jobs in advocacy, grant-making, and civic organizations as a result of retirements and turnover due to low wages. It predicts 14 percent growth for these jobs through 2018, compared to 11 percent growth projected for all industries. Public awareness of social and political issues, plus the persistence of traditional social problems should maintain demand for nonprofit workers. In addition the number of nonprofits has been rising steadily and each new group creates new job opportunities. According to the findings of the 2013 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey, a survey conducted by the group Nonprofit HR Solutions, nonprofits are planning for growth. They're introducing new initiatives and realize that their staff is at capacity. To prevent employee burnout, they're hiring new staff to handle the new programs. In addition, more nonprofits are using social media—LinkedIn and Facebook, in particular—as recruitment tools. The nonprofit fields that anticipate the greatest increase in job opportunities are health, environment and animals, and faith-based organizations.