Talent Crisis Sends Feds to School to Attract Younger Workers

January 10, 2019

Via: Workforce

An increasing U.S. population is requiring greater reliance on federal government services as the public sector workforce faces a growing talent crisis.

Thomas Ross, president of the Volcker Alliance, said 7.2 percent of the federal government workforce is younger than 30 years old compared to 25 percent in the private sector where young people interested in areas such as cybersecurity can command higher pay.

Meanwhile, the federal workforce is aging, with retirements creating vacancies.

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