September 28, 2009

Upsurge in Federal Government Jobs

Looking for a job and feeling like no one is hiring? Good news from our nation’s capital is just around the corner. According to a report released late last week, the federal government is poised to hire 273,000 new workers by the end of 2012.

This 41% hiring bump is being necessitated by a combination of factors, including retiring baby boomers, an increased demand in areas such as homeland security, and an influx of Stimulus Bill funds.

The agency expecting the largest increase is the Department of Veteran Affairs, which is expected to bring on an additional 48,000 workers over the next three year. Over 55,000 of the new hires will be in the field of public health, including nursing jobs. The next largest need will be for security workers, including 31,000 law enforcement jobs.

If you don’t want to live in the “Beltway”, this recent report holds especially good news for you. About 85 percent of the new federal government jobs will be outside the Washington D.C. area — and more than 44,000 of them will be work abroad jobs.

You can read more about the report, issued by the Partnership for Public Service, here.

Did you know that the federal government is the nation’s largest employer, with over 1.7 million employees?

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