Where the Jobs Are 2009 – A Review

Where the Jobs Are

Where the Jobs Are 2009 is an excellent, free online guide that will give you hope and information about realistic position and agency possibilities for your federal job search.

The Partnership for Public Service just published their annual free online guide: Where the Jobs Are 2009: Mission-Critical Opportunities for America which lists agency-by-agency, the specific number of jobs that will be hired (in each job category) for 2010-2012!

There is a light at the end of the job search tunnel – just in time for 9.7% unemployment in America (and way more in some cities – Yuma, AZ 26%). Thank you, Partnership for Public Service!

Where the Jobs Are 2009, Partnership for Public Service

ABOUT WHERE THE JOBS ARE – DOWNLOAD THE SHORT VERSION:
You can download the beautifully-designed 12-page version of the longer on-line guide, Where the Jobs Are Brochure, an easy-to-read synopsis of the hiring numbers. The guide is designed to help a broad audience of job seekers, policy makers and agency leaders, identify nearly 273,000 mission-critical employment opportunities that will be available in the federal government from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2012.

LEARN ABOUT HIRING OF ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT JOBS (0300 SERIES):

For instance, the guide features Administration and Program Management Jobs. Here is glimpse of planned hiring for these jobs, including the number of current employees, hires for 2007-2008, and planned hires for 2010-2012.

This occupational category includes human resources, equal employment opportunity, management/program analysis, telecommunications and a variety of clerical support activities. The projected hires will be 17,287 for 2009!

YOU CAN FIND THE REAL, OPEN JOB LISTINGS FOR THESE JOBS AT USAJOBS.GOV. On the BASIC SEARCH PAGE, look for “Browse by Occupation”. You can see that today there are 1,874 job listings (all over the world) for “Management, Administration, Office and Clerical” jobs.


LEARN ABOUT THE NUMBER OF NEW EMPLOYEES TO BE HIRED BY OCCUPATION IN EACH AGENCY:

For instance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has 2562 total positions now in that job category – Management and Administration. They hired 296 people in those positions in 2007-2008. And they will hire 271 in 2010-2012.

Department of Homeland Security is going to be hiring 1,850 Program and Management Analysts from 2010-2012. They currently have 8,383 in those positions. In 2007-2008 they hired 276. DHS is hiring more analysts to analyze programs to ensure our nation’s security.

The Department of Health and Human Services will be hiring 992 Health Insurance Administrators. They currently have 2,151. They hired 235 from 2007-2008. HHS is hiring more Health Administrators to administer the needs of healthcare for Americans and health insurance challenges in America.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will be hiring 600 more Clerical Employees. They currently have 813 people in these positions. Last year they hired 450. The government is hiring more housing staff to help with the housing problems in America.

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs will be doubling their Human Resources staff. They currently employ 2019 in this career field. They hired 527 in 2007-2008. They will be hiring another 2854 in 2010-2012. WOW. The human resources personnel manage military personnel services, a growing need.

PLUS, INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT THE TURNOVER OF EMPLOYEES IN THE GOVERNMENT (which could mean jobs for YOU):

Click on the button “turnover” and see how many people will be retiring from government in 2010-2012.

Department of Agriculture: In 2009, 633 are eligible to retire. In 2012, 1074 are eligible to retire. In 2007-2008, 401 did retire and the average age was 49.

IN SUMMARY – THIS BOOK IS ALL ABOUT FEDERAL JOB HOPE AND REALISTIC POSSIBILITIES FOR YOU! The Where the Jobs Are report is an invaluable FREE Guide for your federal job search for 2009-2010. Review this Guide frequently against information on USAJOBS periodically to keep your vision of federal employment clear and hopeful.

The “how to apply” job instructions in the Vacancy Announcements in USAJOBS are complex, but based on this positive report, will be worth your time, determination and persistence. This Guide can help you focus on and consider the agencies that are hiring the most people, the highest turnover projections, and learn about the missions that best match your past experience and interest.

I recommend that every federal jobseeker study this Guide and use it as an invaluable resource for learning about federal positions and the future of federal hiring. I recommend that you use this Guide to strategically plot the selection of your federal agency and position search. Kathryn Troutman, President, The Resume Place, Inc. and Author, Federal Resume Guidebook, 4th Ed.

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ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT FEDERAL JOB ARTICLES FROM WASHINGTONPOST.COM BY STEVE VOGEL:

Officials Pledge to Fix Federal Hiring Process

In the meantime? “For people who are looking today, they need to be persistent,” he said. “I would encourage people to stick with it, even though the process is cumbersome.”

By Steve Vogel
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 4, 2009

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Federal Government Needs Massive Hiring Binge, Study Finds

By Steve Vogel
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Where the Jobs Are

The federal government needs to hire more than 270,000 workers for “mission-critical” jobs over the next three years, a surge prompted in part by the large number of baby-boomer federal workers reaching retirement age, according to the results of a government-wide survey being released Thursday. … the survey makes clear that the majority of new hires will be needed in five broad fields — medical, security, law enforcement, legal and administrative.

The survey results are to be posted Thursday at http://www.wherethejobsare.org, according to the partnership.

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The Partnership for Public Service and its founders, Samuel J. Heyman and Ronnie Heyman, are profiled in the premier philanthropy publication The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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