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What Fiscal Crisis? Feds Hiring Thousands As Sequestration Looms

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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What Fiscal Crisis? Feds Hiring Thousands As Sequestration Looms

What Fiscal Crisis? Feds Hiring Thousands As Sequestration Looms
Kyle Becker
  • On February 26, 2013
  • http://Envirotopia.net

If politicians are gonna scream about how everyone’s gonna lose jobs if the budget is cut, they might want to quit hiring. Instead, thousands more employees are being added to government payrolls around the country.

The sequester is apparently no problem for a federal government being run by people who seem to think solving unemployment means hiring everyone to do jobs. The Examiner pointed outthe contradiction:

Administration officials warn sequestration would mean furloughing border patrol agents, air traffic controllers, food inspectors and other critical employees to deal with what they bill as drastic spending cuts.

But a quick search on usajobs.gov turns up a raft of open government positions ranging from cooks to mechanics to statisticians.

According to a Politico/GWU/Battleground poll taken in December, 76% of Americanssurveyed favored across-the-board spending cuts. Meanwhile, the government was responsible for 73% of new jobs created between June and December.

The automatic budget cuts March 1st known as “sequestration” were President Obama’s idea. They would cut $44 billion from the $3.6 trillion federal budget, or roughly $1.25 out of every $100 spent.

 

The United States borrows roughly 40% of the money it spends. The Congress has not passed a budget in four years; and during that time, the GOP has submitted 40 job-creation billsto the Senate, which blocked them.

In order for the federal government to increase tax receipts to close the nearly $1 trillion projected budget deficit, the governmentshould concentrate on encouraging private sector job creation by lowering taxes and deregulation.

Outrageous? It should be pointed out that the historical average in the U.S. for unemployment is about 5%. America needs to be more competitive in the world market, not less productive and government-dependent.

It would be nice to finally return to an economy where the government isn’t doomsaying about the latest economic disaster that would result from the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, the sequester or whatever.  Americans could get back to work and finally get some peace and quiet.

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29again
by Gold Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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No words, just this:



banging head into wall

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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This is insane.

Farmlady09
by Silver Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM

It would be nice to have a government that does nothing but try and regulate everything, spend more, and that we were allowed to wash it's mouth out with soap for lying.

DSamuels
by Gold Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 6:40 PM

There are always going to be jobs open.  They may be specialized, temporary, odd hours, in remote locations, require very specific clearances or skills, or only be open to select groups of people. 

Even when a company is in an official hiring freeze, people are still being hired and onboarded.

For example, the cook position mentioned in the OP - I went and looked out of curiosity.  There are two open positions in in the Federal Prison system, in Lompoc, CA.  It's specifically open only to eligible vets.

They'll fill the positions eventually.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM

 Did you bother to check other positions, or only post the ones that support your agenda?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

There are always going to be jobs open.  They may be specialized, temporary, odd hours, in remote locations, require very specific clearances or skills, or only be open to select groups of people. 

Even when a company is in an official hiring freeze, people are still being hired and onboarded.

For example, the cook position mentioned in the OP - I went and looked out of curiosity.  There are two open positions in in the Federal Prison system, in Lompoc, CA.  It's specifically open only to eligible vets.

They'll fill the positions eventually.

 

grandma B

jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 10:51 PM

What agenda would that be?

Did you bother to check other positions?

If so, I'm sure you are aware of the Surface Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor position listed.  There is one open position, in Camp Smith, NY.  Only current National Guards may apply,  and they must already be a permanent military tech in the NYARNG.  The requirements are listed; I'm sure you'll agree they are pretty specific. 

What is your point?   These are all pretty specific positions.

Quoting grandmab125:

 Did you bother to check other positions, or only post the ones that support your agenda?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

There are always going to be jobs open.  They may be specialized, temporary, odd hours, in remote locations, require very specific clearances or skills, or only be open to select groups of people. 

Even when a company is in an official hiring freeze, people are still being hired and onboarded.

For example, the cook position mentioned in the OP - I went and looked out of curiosity.  There are two open positions in in the Federal Prison system, in Lompoc, CA.  It's specifically open only to eligible vets.

They'll fill the positions eventually.

 



jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Oh if you like, we can go with one in my field - Quality Assurance Specialist.   Wait, it's in Education - not my field.  I'm EPA, all private corp. 

This is with the DOD, in Huntington Beach.  SWEET! 

Oh, wait.  To qualify, you have to have a PHD and/or relevant government experience.  Hmmm this is 63k to 85k a year, but relocation is not paid.  I think we all know what the costs of living are in SOCAL, so I don't think I'll be qualifying for that nor can I afford to move there without a relocation deal.  Actually, I could barely afford rent on that one and I have two nice homes here.  Why do that?

So again, no agenda, just a very specific position with very specific requirements.  They will find the right person for it, but please don't act like it's an add for a burger flipper.

Quoting grandmab125:

 Did you bother to check other positions, or only post the ones that support your agenda?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

There are always going to be jobs open.  They may be specialized, temporary, odd hours, in remote locations, require very specific clearances or skills, or only be open to select groups of people. 

Even when a company is in an official hiring freeze, people are still being hired and onboarded.

For example, the cook position mentioned in the OP - I went and looked out of curiosity.  There are two open positions in in the Federal Prison system, in Lompoc, CA.  It's specifically open only to eligible vets.

They'll fill the positions eventually.

 



jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Here's another one.

Management Support Service Assitant.  It's DoD.  This looks more entry level so that's good, seems to me a starter position in a support role.  34k to 50k a year, one vacancy, in Vincennes Indiana.   I've no idea what the cost of living is there, so I can't comment on the salary and how well one might support herself on that.

It looks like a good opportunity and I'll guarantee you that young ladies will be lined up around the street for this one.

It will probably be filled with a manager's daughter or son, and the online adverstisement is pro-forma so they can say they looked.

Agenda yet, or shall I go on?

Did you bother to look for yourself, or are you that ignorant about the current state of affairs?

Quoting grandmab125:

 Did you bother to check other positions, or only post the ones that support your agenda?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

There are always going to be jobs open.  They may be specialized, temporary, odd hours, in remote locations, require very specific clearances or skills, or only be open to select groups of people. 

Even when a company is in an official hiring freeze, people are still being hired and onboarded.

For example, the cook position mentioned in the OP - I went and looked out of curiosity.  There are two open positions in in the Federal Prison system, in Lompoc, CA.  It's specifically open only to eligible vets.

They'll fill the positions eventually.

 



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