Only a handful of agencies appeal to millennials.
As recent graduates set out in search of new government jobs, there are only a handful of federal agencies that appear compatiable with the needs and wants of Generation Y. According to the Partnership for Public Service’s analysis of the 2011 NACE Student Survey, college student’s preference for public service is in decline. Last year, only 6 percent of students indicated an interest in joining the public sector--a significant decrease from the all-time high of 10.2 percent in 2009--and, of those, only 2.3 percent were interested in working at the federal level.
Millennials, classified as the group nearly equal in size to the Baby Boomers born since 1980, have a different set of interests and skills than their parents. According to Pew, they’re the most diverse generation yet and consider their liberalism and tolerance unique. They’re tech-saavy, service oriented (e.g. see the popularity of Teach for America and AmeriCorps), care more about the value of work than the paycheck attached to it and prefer to work in small, close-knit teams.Government Business Councilresults
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- Department of Commerce (DOC)
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
- Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Department of State
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