Millennials, seasonal workers increasing fed employment tolls
- By FederalSoup Staff
- May 21, 2019
The federal workforce has continued to grow within the last five years, and the Office of Personnel Management credits the gain to seasonal job opportunities and an influx of high school graduates entering the workforce, Federal Times reports.
According to the report, the federal workforce has increased by an average of about 1 percent in June of the last five years, in part because of a 16 percent increase from seasonal, or non-permanent positions and 10 percent increase of more employees under 30 years old.
The article notes that agencies such as the Department of Agriculture and Department of Interior usually have big upticks in hiring in the summer months.