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Shocker: Jobs Are Up In Washington, DC

From DC’s local radio station, WTOP:

Region insulated from worst of unemployment crisis

March 4, 2009

WASHINGTON — As the nation undergoes the worst unemployment crisis in a generation, people are finding work in the D.C. region thanks in part to health care and the federal government.

"We’re still the best place to weather the storm," Stephen Fuller, director for the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., tells WTOP.

"We’re still adding jobs. Unemployment remains relative, but things aren’t as good as they were a year or two ago."

Those in health care are finding little competition for positions since you can’t get a nursing or physical therapy degree overnight. The same goes for other health care positions.

With the federal government right here, some key agencies — National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency and Central Intelligence Agency — are actively recruiting.

The recruiting comes after the area added 5,000 federal jobs last year. Fuller, an expert on the local economy, says last year was the first time the area had seen an increase in federal jobs in more than 10 years. Many of those positions are in agencies that are dealing with the economic crisis, he says.

But government agencies aren’t the only ones hiring. Government contractors have positions open. The federal military base realignment plan will mean jobs for those in construction as well as the janitorial industry…

Mr. Obama is growing the economy.

At least locally.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Shocker: Jobs Are Up In Washington, DC”

  1. catie says:

    “The federal military base realignment plan will mean jobs for those in construction as well as the janitorial industry…”
    Well nice to know when my husband retires he can at least get a job in the janitorial industry at one of the realigned bases.
    Seriously, it alarms me to an extent that the NSA, DIA and CIA as well as the Secret Service are going to be hiring a fresh new bunch of liberal leakers to the NYT when another Republican sits at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. My neighbor on the other side of the foreclosed home works for the DIA, never served and doesn’t really think highly of those who do and despised George W Bush. He’s in HR and screens applicants. Scary.

  2. proreason says:

    Civil service jobs create nothing.

    They shuffle money and goods from people who produce things to people who don’t .

    Standards of Living only improve when new products and services are created that are better than what they replace.

    The vast majority of civil service jobs produce nothing and are a huge drain on the economy. They are a cost that has to be paid from the goods and services created by the private sector. I wouldn’t quite call civil service jobs pure welfare, but they approach that level, and in some cases, they are welfare.

    Government should handle national security, local security and little else.

    It’s so obvious that only libwits don’t understand it.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      So PR .. I’m thinkin’ that this: “Many of those positions are in agencies that are dealing with the economic crisis, he says.” Should read like this: “Many of those positions are in agencies that are CAUSING the economic crisis, he says.”

      Capeeeeesh!!! I think I got it!!!

  3. JS says:

    The liberal media will never point out the fact that you need private sectore jobs to pay for public sector jobs. So passing a spending a bill that creates government jobs really creates nothing, except a parasite.

  4. 1laidbackRN says:

    Jobs Up!!!! Call the press,…. wait a minute they don’t want to know about it……nevermind.

  5. canary says:

    Obama repeatedly listed priority update federal buildings; create 3-4 million jobs. Only a blink in the news that Republicans fought against ollaObama’s primary goal: first; Federal governement buildings and the jobs it would create. Presently ollObama has let us know that 75% of the stimulous package is being spent on federal governement spending. This 3 million jobs, is down from the original 4 million jobs he wanted..
    Anyone practicing Hitlerism is going to make this priority.
    How can oOllha Obama’s team hire so many so quickly. Well, he had job applications posted immediately prior to inaugeration. No “skills or competense” required since it’s on job training.
    After all, Obama said these positions would “not be contractual” or contracted out jobs. Prior to oOllah Obama’s inaugeration, he immediately posted on line job applications on a GSA approved site, that was not according to GSA regulations. (noticed this has been corrected on his change.org site. I dont’ believe any republicans would have given the required information out, so most likely all of Obama’s new employee’s are democrats, and will loot, lie, destroy,
    anyone that get’s in the path of taking over America.
    Job applicants only had to answer over 80 questions such as if they’ve ever owned a gun, and the most ironic questions referred to Myspace and that Face site, if they might have posted something that might embarrass ollah Obama. An example that this has failed, is that most of the people he is appointing, cheat on their taxes, and this does not embarr ass ohObama. With friends like Ayers, and manic preachres like Wright, nothing embarrasses him.

    This short vidio didn’t embarrass Obama either. The last part shows Obama is an actor too.
    He has had a difficult time not doing his ethnic stagger thingy too.
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19538.html

    I didn’t know we still had a whitehouse site. 75% towards federal government http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/economy/

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    So they finally took down the “No Hooker” zone signs!!
    Whew….what a relief!! (pun intended)

  7. U NO HOO says:

    Happy days be here again, bro.

  8. brad says:

    Aside from my family and friends, UNLIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH, I actually hope the entire country and economy FAILS!

    Why would you say that? You sound like a liberal during the Bush years.

    Our gov’t is too big
    Health care is WAY too expensive
    Affirmative Action and other policies are too racist
    Our court system is an expensive self-preserving joke
    Our prison and jail system is run by oppressors
    Public schools are a disaster
    We can’t even drill and collect our own natural resources
    Our taxes support our lawyer oppressors, not for the common good.
    Judges are dictators
    Police are local and state oppressors 1 out of 31 adults are under court supervision, jail, prison (Police State)
    Social Security = Ponzi scheme.

    Our country needs to start over, and for that to happen, it needs a complete collapse, and I hope it happens. I used to vote Republican, hoping they would change many things, but letting it slide into bankruptcy where the welfare scum will die off rather than grow their own food, then the strong can rebuild.

    Sorry, that’s just the way it is. . . .

    • proreason says:

      Protect your assets.

      They’re coming after them. If they can’t steal them, they will destroy them.

  9. 64dodger says:

    The recruiting comes after the area added 5,000 federal jobs last year. Fuller, an expert on the local economy, says last year was the first time the area had seen an increase in federal jobs in more than 10 years. Many of those positions are in agencies that are dealing with the economic crisis, he says.

    That the government created.


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