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The Best and Worst Departments to Work for Now

The Best and Worst Departments to Work for Now

On the flip side, there are many sectors not hiring at all or are laying people off. This is a predominate theme recently with State governments, where tight budgets are forcing them to trim employees and programs. This is also going to be common with State governments that don’t accept Stimulus funding.








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Published March 25, 2009


California to Lay Off 20,000 Amid Budget Woes

Published February 17, 2009


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    kingmurray

    almost 5 years ago

    6 comments

    wow

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    dicks390

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I also expected a list of departments, with some statistics on needs, etc.

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    BeenThere

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I don't know about others, but when I saw the headline, "The Best and Worst Departments to Work for Now", I expected a list of Departments, not a list of more articles.

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    GUNNY

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Our Comrades at the White House couldn't fly to commy nation, so they convert ours.

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    modicker

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    It's ovious that the white house and the democratic congress intented that illegal immagrants receive money & jobs from the stimulus package. They are buying votes and have little or no values like that of our founding fathers.

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    usdaauditor

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I notice that BEST Departments seemed to be defined as those where one could expect to get a quick hire/decent pay/have longevity in that job. This is my interpretation only. Conversely, I assume WORST means those Departments/Agencies that are laying off, freezing wages, and have future expectations of additional cuts. Again, this is only my interpretation. HOWEVER, in reality/also in my opinion, a GOOD job is one that certainly includes the above mentioned attributes AS WELL AS one where one is not subject to verbal abuse on a daily basis but given encouragement for a job well done (or incentives based on that individual to boost their performance). A GOOD job also includes adequate communication, freedom of expression without reprisal, and having a feeling of "ease" when one comes in each day, not fearing for what might happen, will I be publicly ridiculed, demeaned and disrespected. A positive work environment also includes knowing that doing MORE than average, giving MORE than average, being creative, and contributing will be rewarded. If this is what you define as a GOOD job, I highly suggest researching all departments/agencies that interest you (even speaking to insiders) to determine if an "old boys network" is in place. Unfortunately, it is alive and well in many areas and you may be better off not joining the ranks of public servants.

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    McConnell

    about 5 years ago

    354 comments

    en2192, I'm sorry you didn't find the information about the DHS, DOT, DOE, NOAA, EEOC, Economic Development Admin, and science-related funding jobs relevant and useful. Further, noting that many state departments have laid people off (see second page) doesn't seem like speculation that State Government isn't the best place to find a job- they look like facts to me. We are just giving advice, but by no means want to tell people they shouldn't apply to a job in the state department if they find a great opportunity.

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    aplcr0331

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I especially enjoyed the article on how our stimulus money will help illegal immigrants, fanatastic!

    http://govcentral.monster.com/news/articles/6997-stimulus-dollars-may-e...

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    Account Removed

    about 5 years ago

    en2192, I understand what you are saying about speculation but there is a list of of over a doaen articles about jobs right in front of you, and a list of places that are laying people off. It looks like they did research...

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    en2192

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    This article is vague.
    The theme of this three-paragraph article is: "We SPECULATE that the stimulus package MIGHT help some federal agencies hire new employees; we SPECULATE that state agencies will fire employees."
    So what! The stimulus package is less then two months old...hardly enough time to impact any job-hiring process in the government.
    GovCentral, please do some research into who is actually currently hiring before you decide to fill up our inboxes with shoddy articles filled only with speculation.

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