Passing a message to me from the Partnership for Public Service:
According to the results of a report released by the Partnership for Public Service earlier this month, the federal government will need to hire 273,000 new federal workers for mission-critical positions over the next three years. This surge in hiring is the result of an increased demand for services, priority program initiatives like climate change and healthcare, a wave of baby boomer retirements and normal attrition.
The majority of these positions are expected to fall into five broad fields:
* Medical and public health
* Security and protection
* Compliance and law enforcement
* Administration/program management
These jobs, and those in other categories, cover almost all occupational fields and issue areas, and are located across the country and around the world. From doctors and nurses to law enforcement and immigration personnel to lawyers and program managers, there are positions available for nearly all academic majors, interest areas and skill sets.
Arriving at a time of high national unemployment and a renewed enthusiasm for public service, this hiring surge could not have come at a more appropriate moment. It presents an incredible opportunity for your students and alumni to find meaningful careers, and a chance for the federal government to select high-caliber talent, reinvigorate the civil service and build a workforce for tomorrow.
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