Archive - December 16, 2014

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Millennial RPCVs Unable to Find Work in Washington

Millennial RPCVs Unable to Find Work in Washington

This news article appeared today in the Washington Post. Results are not surprising as even the Peace Corps doesn’t recruit RPCVs to work at HQ. The article cites two RPCVs from Ghana, Cheri Baker and Anthony Cotton, both highly skilled and laden with degrees plus their Peace Corps service, both having given up and/or working part-time to find a federal job. ……Ask not what your government can do for you…. Millennials exit the federal workforce as government jobs lose their allure By Lisa Rein December 15 at 9:30 PM Six years after candidate Barack Obama vowed to make working for government “cool again,” federal hiring of young people is instead tailing off and many millennials are heading for the door. The share of the federal workforce under the age of 30 dropped to 7 percent this year, the lowest figure in nearly a decade, government figures show. With agencies starved for . . .

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