Recruiting Federal Workers Was Already Hard. The Shutdown May Make It Harder05:38
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This week, the president of the FBI Agents Association called attention to how the partial government shutdown may impact staffing. But that concern about the shutdown's effect on government hiring is not just at the FBI. Here & Now's Lisa Mullins talks with Paul Light, professor of public service at New York University, who is concerned about how the shutdown will impact the ability of the government to recruit new workers, at a time when the federal workforce skews older and a wave of baby boomer retirements are expected soon.

This segment aired on January 25, 2019.

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