Where the Jobs Are 2009: Mission-Critical Opportunities for America

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Publication Date: 09/03/2009
Publication Topics: Critical Skills and Mission Critical Occupations, Recruiting and Hiring
Publication Type: Research Reports and Surveys
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Our federal government is hiring tens of thousands of new employees at a steady pace, with job openings available for every interest area and at virtually every agency.

Where the Jobs Are, the only comprehensive projection of the federal government’s hiring needs, presents a clear roadmap of these exciting public service possibilities, outlining both the specific types of permanent, full-time federal jobs being filled and agency-by-agency hiring projections. This overview piece highlights some of the key-findings of our 2009 research. Complete hiring projections are available online at wherethejobsare.org

By fall of 2012, we estimate that the federal government will hire nearly 273,000 new workers for mission-critical jobs—positions considered crucial by agencies to fulfill their essential obligations to the American people.

The good news is that these jobs cover almost all occupational fields and issue areas, and are located around the world. They include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, law enforcement and immigration personnel, accountants, auditors, lawyers, information technology specialists, engineers, program managers, administrators and professionals in many other important job categories.

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