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Millennials, seasonal workers increasing fed employment tolls

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.

Reader comments

Tue, Jun 11, 2019 Luke

The fed didn't routinely hire high school graduates just out of high school. What changed? Anyway. . . .the millennial supervisors I've work with were very talented - on a computer. SFB on most anything else. And, they typically had NO concern for anyone or anything that came before them. Females were far, far more self-absorbed than males.

Tue, May 28, 2019

Only if you were correct. Sadly you have missed the intent of the discussions provided. Team work really when? During their social media account access? Maturity benefits everyone and it has to be earned and learned not given as a bonus or trophy.

Sat, May 25, 2019

Millennials are in their twenties and thirties. The high school generation is Gen Z. Boomers and Gen X were lambasted too when they were young as the end of civilization and lazy -- wrong then and wrong now. People should lay off the stereotypes and insure a proper succession instead of bashing. The federal government needs a new generation of leaders as people retire. Young people are much less selfish and more about teamwork than the selfish people in the comments. How do you like that generalization?

Fri, May 24, 2019

Millennials the way they are programmed wont be able to solve the commute on the Metro along with anything other that is complicated.

Thu, May 23, 2019

Hopefully they will be able to articulate their thoughts; write complete sentences; compose well written documents and pay attention to detail. May be asking too much of a generation that has lacked any form of self discipline.

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