March 11, 2009

In the News: Number Crunchers in Need

Are you a number cruncher? An accountant, attorney or auditor with finely tuned oversight skills and a keen ability to, well, crunch numbers?


If so, the federal government has a $350 billion budget to hire you. Not just yet, but several thousands of you, actually.

According to MSNBC, the first jobs being handed out from the Stimulus Bill are not going to be for teachers, nurses, fire fighters or bridge builders. They are going to regulators who will oversee how the rest of the money in the nearly $1 trillion bill is being spent.

With the White House and Democratic leaders in Congress under pressure to show that the stimulus money will be put to good use, the bill … directs more than $350 million to oversight, virtually guaranteeing boom times in the field of government accountability.

If you are interested in putting your skills to work in Washington, you can learn more about what it takes to get hired and what work conditions are like at the JobMonkey’s section on federal government jobs.

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