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No Degree? No Problem. Momentum Builds for Updated Government Hiring Requirements

June 29, 2020

The composition and capabilities of the American workforce are ever in flux, while hiring requirements for government contract positions and civilian posts are fixed and immovable. The U.S. government has historically loved its workers to have college degrees, and so college degrees are often required—even for jobs where a certification is more than sufficient. This is in contrast with trends in the private sector. Companies like Google, to name one, won’t even ask for a high school diploma if you’ve got talent. Because of this, Google is able to onboard workers quickly and tap into a workforce with diverse backgrounds and life experiences.