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Explosive Growth in Government Jobs

Explosive Growth in Government Jobs

Can Obama's strong focus on creating jobs pull the United States out of a recession?

Kyle Stone | Editor

Are you searching for a career where you can have real impact on America’s economic and political future? If so, you should already be considering government jobs. With thousands of different careers to choose from, the government sector offers something for everyone – especially since the US government is looking to hire more employees at a rapid pace.

There is no better time to start hunting for jobs – yet I am the first to admit that job searching can be a laborious, frustrating, and time-intensive process. On GovCentral, I’ve already helped hundreds of government job seekers to refine their searches, be more productive, and start getting real results from the valuable time they invest in this website.

I’ve tried to outline some of the policy changes we can expect over the next four (or eight) years – and what they will mean for government job growth.

What a Democratic Presidency Means

The newly-elected Democratic presidency will literally be creating millions of new jobs in order to re-build America after the recent economic downturn.

In an Ohio economic speech earlier this week, Obama stated: “Today I’m proposing a number of steps that we should take immediately to stabilize our financial system, provide relief to families and communities, and help struggling homeowners. It’s a plan that begins with one word that’s on everyone’s mind, and it’s spelled J-O-B-S.”

Where Are Jobs Growing?


Health Care

Homeland Security

Why Education Matters

While government jobs are available for people of all education levels, the most impactful jobs require applicants to earn college degrees. Government employees with bachelor’s degrees or higher are eligible for higher salaries, better benefits packages, and also tend to have more job stability.

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