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Swamp Grows To 2M Workers

At a glance

  • The independent Partnership for Public Service said that Uncle Sam employs 1,956,539 workers and the force is growing.
  • COVID did not slow down hiring.
  • In fact, the group that promotes public service expressed a bit of surprise that government employment has increased amid warnings of a coming retirement wave. That wave has hit, especially among older and some younger workers, but the government’s HR departments have been keeping pace with even more hirings.

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