In-Demand Jobs With the Federal Government

By Carol Tice

State and local governments may be trimming their staffs, but the federal government has out its "now hiring" sign. Washington needs to hire 270,000 workers in the next two years, the Partnership for Public Service reports. One reason for the hiring boom: The government is confronting a "retirement tsunami" as longtime civil-service workers near age 65, says Janet Ruck, co-author of 'Guide to America's Federal Jobs.'