A golden age of work for the government is just now dawning, according to a report that anticipates 273,000 new workers for mission-critical jobs by the fall of 2012. That’s a a 41% increase over the three previous fiscal years, with 54,000 new roles in the medical and public health fields alone.
The Washington, DC-based nonprofit Partnership for Public Service cites fresh demand in areas such as homeland security and veterans affairs. The recent financial crisis is also a factor, the report says, with the stimulus spending it has spurred.
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Curious about some of the government’s other hiring hot spots? One example of the thousands and thousands of new medical roles is a $275,000-a-year chief of orthopedics position in the Portland, Oregon, office of the Veterans Health Administration.