Today’s economy is brutal for the job seeker. Many businesses have conducted massive layoffs, furloughs, forced retirement programs and cut-backs. This is where the federal government has picked up the slack; the federal government has created jobs and is hiring. In contradiction of what you hear in the news or read in the papers, the federal government is growing the economy. With increased opportunities for job seekers looking for work, the federal government has improved hiring practices for 21st Century job seekers.