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Take Advantage of the Stimulus Package

Take Advantage of the Stimulus Package

Kyle Stone | Editor

Are you looking for a job, or afraid you might lose the one you have? President Obama thinks he can help you.

Under President Obama’s leadership, the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed the House of Representatives on January 28th, 2009. This ‘stimulus package’ is projected to create between three and four million new jobs. Three-quarters of these jobs are expected to arrive within the first 18 months of the act being signed into law.

The stimulus package arrives at a time when America desperately needs job creation: unemployment recently reached a fifteen-year high, and is currently at over 7.2 percent.

Stimulus Package: What’s Under the Hood?

First (and foremost): The stimulus package calls for the federal government to invest $69 billion in “shovel-ready” projects – initiatives that aim to create jobs as quickly as possible. Construction, transportation, and renewable energy are safe bets for job fields that will be the first to implement rapid job creation and hiring strategies.

Second: The stimulus package will invest heavily in science and technology research, improvements to U.S. public health and education systems, and will add much needed bulk to government-backed grant and scholarship programs.

Third: Roughly $100 billion will be invested in job training programs, benefits for the unemployed, lowering the cost of food, and providing basic health care services.

Where the Jobs Are

This guide will help you understand how the federal government will be spending the ~$700 billion dollars budgeted under the recently proposed stimulus package.


Stimulus Package: Job Creation Revealed

The stimulus package is projected to create around 3 million jobs – but what will these jobs be?

We’ve tallied the estimates, and published a breakdown of how many jobs are likely to be created in each major industry. The results may surprise you.

Which Departments Will See a Boost?

Although 90% of the jobs created by the stimulus package will be private-sector jobs, many federal agencies will be receiving budget bailouts and supplementary funding.

If you’re a serious federal career hunter, use this opportunity to learn where government funding meets your career aspirations.


Government Jobs: Secret Weapon for the Unemployed?

With 11 million unemployed Americans, and millions fearing they might lose their jobs, many are arguing that Washington will be cutting jobs. However, economists claim that a strong federal work force will be the key to economic recovery.

Since 2001, civilian employment has edged upward from 1.7 million to 2 million. Take a closer look at the job opportunities provided by Uncle Sam.

How to Ride the Federal Hiring Wave

Only one employer will continue to fill hundreds of thousands of high-paying, secure, and dynamic jobs no matter how bad the economy gets. This employer is the federal government, which will annually hire more than 200,000 new employees throughout the U.S. – including tens of thousands of interns and recent graduates.

If you want to start a federal career, here are seven ways to find federal openings.

Are You Ready to Apply for Federal Jobs?

Many first-time federal job seekers do not realize that there is more than one way to build a federal resume. Kathryn Troutman, GovCentral’s resume expert, strongly recommends posting your resume at several key websites – not only USAJOBS.gov.

Putting a little extra effort into your resume can make all the difference in the world. Leverage all you’ve got in order to get hired.


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    dprophet21st

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    My understanding of a stimulus is SPENDING, which is much needed in our very sick economy. There should have been some stimulus going on in the last administration, oh but there was, they stimulated the war in iraq while our problems at home continued to worsen. Now we are hearing from the fiscal guru's that this bill has too much spending in it, nobody said anything about over spending in the last 8 yrs. Tax cuts are great for those who have a job. What a message to send to the milions out of work, you don't need help because you don't have a job. It's quite clear why we have such opposition from the other side of isle. The President is doing the right thing to take it to the ppl who elected him and there is overwhelming support for his efforts.

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    hufnagel

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    wake up and read the bill this is a spending bill with lots of goodies in it for interest groups. It won't pass as it is if they listen to what the majority of Americans are saying. Isnt that what they are supposed to do any way?

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    hoMeland09

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    dplumey
    So, we need to keep the positions we have as long as possible, if we're lucky enough to be employed, or take on any job that will help us appease our creditors. (In this day and age, creditors have become more agreable in working on repayment solutions.)

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    hoMeland09

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    dplumey
    It's too early in the new Administration to tell whether or not the stimulus will generate federal jobs or any job for that matter. I would not hold my breath. The way I see it, most of the money will go to support social welfare programs.

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    rogervinson

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Take away the extreem support to eligle allens. We would not get support from theri country if we crossed their border eligely.
    Some of my ansestors came to the U S and had to learn Englishor else.

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    dplumey

    almost 6 years ago

    8 comments

    So the Stimulus will create jobs over a 18 month span, but what do you do in the mean time with your creditors? They are not waiting to collect their money.

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    Abidjankouassi

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    ok avis favorable ..........

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