Unless you're a star, government is the last bastion of well-paying, benefited, secure jobs. And government is hiring, big-time. (Don't fall for politicians' fear-mongering threats of cuts. It's merely a ploy to justify tax increases.)
Here's a great site that shows you how to find a well-suited federal job throughout the U.S. as well as overseas: makingthedifference.org. Here's a portal to state job sites: 50statejobs.com.