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Thursday, February 9, 2012

They just don't get it

People in government are worried about low numbers of college graduates seeking federal jobs:
GovLoop Note: Terry's post inspired this week's "Federal Worker Question" - a joint initiative of GovLoop and The Washington Post. Responses may also be submitted on the Post.
Jolie Lee, with the FederalNewsRadio reported today that, "A survey of more than 35,000 college and university students found only 2.3 percent plan to work in the federal government after leaving school.

The Partnership for Public Service analyzed the results of the 2011 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey.

"The results are both alarming and replete with challenges for federal hiring managers and human resources professionals who are charged with attracting a new generation of skilled employees to our government," according to the Partnership report."

Why is this percentage so low, despite our continued high unemployment rates?  I'm sure that there are many motivations behind this intent, but my opinion is that there is a growing coalition of the disenfranchised that see the Federal government as the problem, not the solution.
Possibly because more and more young people are waking up to the fact that the Federal governmnet IS a large part of the problems our country is facing today?


When we get below 1%, I'll start relaxing just a bit.

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