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Jobs That Matter by Heather Krasna

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CHAPTER 2

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UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICEJOBS IN EVERY SECTOR ANDFOR EVERY MISSION

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama

The U.S. economy has several different sectors that serve different functions and operate in different ways. In order to provide some perspective about what public service opportunities are available in the United States, the first part of this chapter defines the scope of these different parts of the economy and what each does to benefit the public good.

In addition, while other chapters of this book focus ...

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