The pace of hiring into the government workforce continues to be at a snail’s pace compared to the number of job vacancies. In April 2023, there were 963,000 government job openings and just 376,000 new hires (estimated, preliminary). Dutch Ross, vice president of business development at Purchasing Power, says silent barriers may hinder prospective employees from applying for a government job. Read further at American City & County or Download to read the full article.

Coming out of the pandemic, staffing levels are challenged across the country. Employees may have chosen to move away from being an essential worker, for an opportunity with more benefits and wellness offerings or even for a role with a hybrid or fully remote environment.

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