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Government Industry Overview
About 22 million people held civilian government jobs in 2012, including more than 14 million local workers, 5.1 million state workers and 2.8 million federal workers. The most common state and local government jobs are found in education, healthcare and protective services. The largest categories of federal workers are professional, administrative, technical and clerical. About 15 percent of federal jobs are in the Washington, DC, area.
Jobs in Government
Teachers and teacher assistants comprise about 18 percent of public employment. The largest occupations in state and local government include police and sheriffs, administrative support workers, correctional officers and janitors. Nursing jobs are found at all three government levels. Many federal government job opportunities involve compliance or management analysis and about 20 percent of federal government jobs are found at the US Postal Service.
Government Job Market
Since government jobs are paid for from taxes, they’re always influenced by public budgets. More than 500,000 jobs in government disappeared between February 2010 and July 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says, and federal employees had their salaries frozen.
In 2011, federal government job retirements rose 25 percent, the start of the wave of anticipated retirements spurred by the aging of the Baby Boomers, the salary freeze and rising anti-government attitudes, the Partnership for Public Service says.
Total federal government jobs, including Postal Service jobs, will decline 13 percent between 2010 and 2020, the BLS predicts. However, government work at the state and local levels will grow 7 percent during that same period, the BLS says. Meanwhile, government employment outside education and hospitals will increase only 2 percent.
The mean salary for all federal, state and local government workers, except those employed in schools, the Postal Service or hospitals, was $53,580 in 2011.
The average federal government worker earned $76,231 worldwide in 2010. The mean 2011 salary for postal service clerks was $52,960; the average mail-carrier salary was $51,390.
State government jobs paid a mean of $53,180 in 2011. The mean salary for a local government job was $46,730 in 2011.
Honeywell International Pottstown, 19464
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Company Confidential 1820 McClain Road, OH, 45805
TRADES SUPERIOR FORGE & STEEL CORPORATION ISO 9001: 2000 Certified We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the following position: Milling Operator (Precision Milling) * High School Diploma/GED * Previous manual and/or CNC Milling experience is required. Technical training in machining is a plu. Experience in a heavy industrial machining environment is preferred but not a must. * Must be...
Company Confidential 325 Shawnee Road, OH, 45805
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Company Confidential 750 West High Street, OH, 45805
HEALTHCARE Kidney Services of West Central Ohio Has an opening for 1 dialysis RN and 1 LPN. Part time 1-9:30 pm Mon Wed Fri Hemodialysis experience preferred. Critical Care experience preferred for RN 2 years med surg experience required for the RN. Some Saturday hours required No on call required Generous benefit package available Email resume to: Laura Weber firstname.lastname@example.org...
Company Confidential 4560 South Dixie Hwy., OH, 45805
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Company Confidential 1337 N. Cable Road, OH, 45805
ADMINISTRATION RECEPTIONIST/ BUSINESS MANAGER for local dental office. Experience required. Send replies to: The Lima News, Box 99297, Lima, OH 45807...
Company Confidential 201 North Main Street, OH, 45805
GENERAL Sanitation Personnel We are searching for a 2nd shift full time. Sanitation Personnel. The Sanitation team is responsible for overall sanitation and cleaning duties within the plant. This person must have strong motivational skills and be able to multi task and lift a minimum of 60 lbs,. We offer a generous benefit package in addition to a competitive starting salary. Interested candidates...
Company Confidential 970 Ebenezer Blvd, OH, 45805
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Company Confidential 14223 Road 24, OH, 45805
TRADES TOOL ROOM ASSOCIATE The Schnipke Engraving Company, a leader in the manufacturing a tight tolerance injection mold plastic parts, has an immediate opening for a Mastercam Programmer/Toolmaker for its tooling operations. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years past Mastercam experience. Past experience on CNC Mills and Wire EDM machines a plus. Interested applicants should submit resume w...
Company Confidential 1650 Allentown Road, OH, 45805
HEALTHCARE FULL TIME ACTIVITY ASSISTANT Needed 30 hours a week . Must be reliable and work independently. Apply at LIMA CONVALESCENT HOME, 1650 ALLENTOWN ROAD, LIMA, OH 45805...
Company Confidential P.O. Box 847, OH, 45805
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Company Confidential Bridge Terminal Transport, OH, 45805
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Company Confidential 300 Broadway, OH, 45805
GENERAL GROUNDS POSITION 20 Hours per week. $8.00 starting salary. For large apartment complex. Prefer experience but not necessary. Must be able to perform outdoor grounds maintenance and use equipment. Open Interviews will begin 6/18/13 on Tuesday & Thursday only from 10-4 at: 325 E. 8th St. Lima, Oh 45804. Ask for Toni. No Phone Calls Please....
Company Confidential 144 South Main Street, OH, 45805
PROFESSIONAL Membership Coordinator This position will assist in administrative duties for membership, annual programs and coordinate activities of Safety Council programs. Position requires experience in data base software, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher, and must have good knowledge of Allen County businesses. Bookkeeping/accounting experience helpful. Send cover lett...
Center for Foot & Ankle Excellence Philadelphia, 19128
Podiatrist Philadelphia, PA Center for Foot & Ankle Excellence seeks Podiatrist to diagnose podiatric pathology and conduct surgery. Req: DPM, 36-Month Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (PMS-36) including clinical logs and letter of good standing, BC/BQ, and PA licensed. Must have conducted at least 2-3 CPME site evaluations and have Orthofix and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Pr...
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Provides public works and utilities by reviewing requirements; anticipating future needs; providing services; directing staffs.
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Enhances public works and utilities and city's reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
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