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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.

Government Salaries

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.

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HR & Administrative Specialist (Chicago) ARAMARK at UChicago Dining is currently recruiting for a detail oriented Human Resources and Administrative Specialist. Responsibilities Recruitment Schedules interviews and oversees new hire process including creating offer letters and processing background checks Post job listings Coordinate with Aramark and UChicago teams for employee needs (Benefits, ID...
If interested please send an updated resume to m.mccullough(at) The Project Manager is primarily responsible for providing overall direction for above ground storage tank cleaning projects including safety oversight during operations. Operations include centrifuge operations, confined space entry, pumping operations and some chemical applications. Brief overview of position: Manag...
Overview: Do you enjoy working in a warehouse environment? We are looking to a hire conscientious, dependable Showroom Warehouse Assistant. Responsibilities: The Showroom Warehouse Assistant responsibilities include: Assisting customers with merchandise pick up Selecting and moving merchandise from warehouse racks Preparing merchandise for transport into customers vehicles Prepping and assisting w...
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Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Sales Representative, Westborough area There is an opening for a Sales Administrator in one of the area’s top companies in the insurance sector. We are looking for someone who has 1-2 years of previous corporate sales experience and is willing to learn the ins and outs of the business. We are one of the leading companies in insurance, with various client connections. We are looking for someone who...
Assistant Editor needed for fast-paced, business-to-business media company located in East Brunswick, NJ. VRM Media produces trade magazines, e-newsletters and websites for the health and natural products industries. Responsibilities include writing articles, editing and proofreading copy for publications as well as database management/special project assignments. The position also includes handli...
Play a vital role in the customer banking experience at Chase! As part of JPMorgan Chase, a leading global financial services firm, Chase has over 5,000 locations where our Tellers are the first and most frequent point of contact with our customers. Through face-to-face interactions with customers, you will have the opportunity to provide top-notch customer service by handling financial transactio...
Local County Election Would you like to work for a local County Election starting in September? Do you need Extra $$$? Open Positions include: · Administrative Support Personnel · VSPC Judges And VSPC Judge Supervisor · Mail Ballot Casting · Ballot Duplication and Resolution · Warehouse and Receiving Flexible hours and weeks available ⦁ Pay Ranges are $11.00- $14.00/ hour Training provided ⦁ Great...
*This position is Part Time-20 hours/week and is not benefit eligible* About us: Guaranty Bank and Trust is a Colorado community bank with over 50 years of experience serving the Front Range. We provide relationship-based banking with an unmatched level of personal service to help our customers meet their financial goals. Our focus remains on building strong relationships with our customers and co...
Full time representative position available! We are currently accepting applications from candidates with a customer service background for an entry level representative to work as part of our team. Entry Level representatives will receive training to ensure they have all the skills and knowledge that they require to be successful in this high energy, customer oriented industry. We are seeking can...
Our client is seeking a .Net Developer to develop in-house web applications, conduct system analysis, and assist other programmers by analyzing user needs and designing web solutions. Additionally, this candidate will be expected to conduct system analysis, development and routine maintenance. Responsibilities: Programming and development of global web applications/systems Review, analyze, modify...
BS or MS degree in Chemistry, Biology or some other related discipline. Candidate should have a pharmaceutical or chemical background who has experience with powders and formulations. Ability to run pilot equipment such as a blender would be ideal, but not necessary works in lab making prototype scale batches on small scale equipment - supports scale-up work in pilot plant - familiarity with GMPs...
Location: Reston, VA Clearance: Secret preferred, but will consider exceptional uncleared candidates Description: Berico Technologies is seeking a passionate and talented QA Test Engineer to help us ensure our software achieves the highest levels of quality and reliability. Join us as we apply cutting-edge technologies in a range of disciplines spanning distributed processing, virtualization and p...
Junior Staff Accountant Wanted We are seeking recent college graduates who are looking for experience in a high-volume accounting department. Responsibilities will include invoice preparation and generation, assisting in check runs, and basic general ledger. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of a growing organization. Responsibilities: - Management of invoice generation - En...
High Commission for “New Agents” Brand New Agents (No Experience) Earn 80% to 95% of the first year premium PLUS renewals. “Agents with experience can earn up to 115%” Our Agents are able to obtain ALL of the Leads they need with NO “out of pocket Costs” Our Complete Training Library is FREE to our Agents, and includes more than 100 hours of audio & video Training. Find out how NEW Agents are maki...
Our client, a medical device contract manufacturer, is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer with hands-on experience with board level electronic assembly. As our Manufacturing Engineer you will assist technicians and project engineers in defining and developing processes prior to introduction into standard production. You will help lead process improvement efforts and day-to-day maintenance of pro...
Our direct client in NYC is seeking a Sr. Engineer-Development Ops for a 6 month contract opportunity. The Sr. Engineer will be expected to be the lead SME of DevOps for our client's Converged Infrastructure (CI) environment and take on the design and engineering of the DevOps tool chain including the development of documentation. This individual will be responsible for automating infrastructure t...
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