Getting Government Jobs Easier with Idiot's Guide
You can make all the jokes you want about government workers, but with 1.8 million government employees (which doesn't include the military or U.S. Postal Service), the federal government is a good place to find a job. And in a recession, a job is a good thing to have.
The federal government is the largest employer in the country and plans to hire 550,000 people by the end of 2012, with much of the hiring being done to replace retiring workers, said Tim McManus, vice president of education and outreach for the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit organization that works to get more people to work for the federal government.