Current Government Employment Statistics – July 2015

Current Government Employment Statistics – July 2015

Latest employments statistics report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed government employment remained flat in July. Employment at the federal, state, and local levels changed little over the month. Government added 62,000 jobs over the past 12 months, with the majority of the employment gain occurring in state government education and local government, excluding education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July. Retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities added jobs. The employment change for June revised …

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State and Local Government Hiring Picks Up

State and Local Government Hiring Picks Up

For the second year in a row, state and local governments are reporting an increase in hiring. Pressure on benefits continues, with employees taking on greater shares of health care costs and contributions to pensions. As a large portion of the workforce becomes eligible for retirement, there is a greater sense of urgency about recruitment, retention, and succession planning.

“State and Local Government Workforce:  2015 Trends” [pdf] is an annual survey conducted in March/April 2015 by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, …

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State IT Workforce Recruitment and Retention

State IT Workforce Recruitment and Retention

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) State IT Workforce: Facing Reality with Innovation on the current landscape of the state Information Technology (IT) workforce.

This report highlights the current landscape of the state IT workforce and lists innovative techniques state IT agencies are using to recruit and retain both entry level and highly skilled personnel.

When states were asked if they were having difficulty recruiting new employees to fill vacant IT positions, 86% said yes. This is a dramatic increase from the 2011 report …

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Profile of Recent Federal Government Hiring Trends

Profile of Recent Federal Government Hiring Trends

As a result of the 2008–2009 economic downturn and increased budget constraints, federal government hiring has been on the decline. With fewer opportunities to bring on new employees, it is critical for agencies to focus on hiring the most highly qualified individuals to meet the nation’s needs.

The Partnership for Public Service issued a great infographic on recent federal hiring.  Answering questions like who did the government hire in 2013 and how has the profile of this hiring class evolved from previous years?

The analysis performed by …

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