Why So Many Jobs in Government?
There are many reasons that government is hiring. First, across all sectors, as baby boomers retire, they are leaving a huge wake of jobs that need to be refilled. So, many of these job openings are not to expand the government workforce, but rather simply to fill these jobs.
It is estimated that 241,428 federal employees will retire by 2012.
Changing times and political priorities are also contributing to the need for new hires. For example, energy and health care issues are coming to the forefront, as are increased demands for homeland security. The care of our veterans is also a driving force for more government hiring.
With the changing times and issues facing our nation, agency hiring needs ...