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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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The Benefits of Working in State Government

The benefits of working in state government are similar to those of working in federal government. For example, working in state government is also a way to give back by serving the public interest, and you can move from job to job and agency to agency fairly easily, even if you end up in a position that’s totally different from the state job you initially get. There are literally thousands of different job categories, so there’s something for every background, major, and interest in state government.
While job stability is still a benefit in state government, it is reportedly not quite as stable as federal government work. In 2009, many states were forced to lay off workers (or cut back on hiring) ...

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