Feds Hiring Hundreds As Sequestration Looms


The federal government appears to be hiring for hundreds of jobs in the Washington, D.C. area and thousands more around the country, even as President Obama warns sequestration cuts will force agencies to furlough and lay off essential employees.

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.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sent a letter this morning to Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, calling for a freeze on non-essential hires to protect essential jobs.



Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.


Previous post

Obama’s Paycheck Exempt From Sequestration

Next post

O'Reilly: Has Liberalism Won In America?

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.