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Anyone got movement on USAJobs since the "hiring freeze"

I never got responses before (I suck), but I am curious if a vohod05/06/17
The number of jobs posted has increased since they lifted th kramer71605/06/17
I just got referred to a job I applied for before the freeze thirdtierlaw05/06/17
With the uncertainty for the rest of FY17 now gone, maybe th perkinwarbeck05/06/17
I think you're correct- at least through the summer. I know lawrunner31705/06/17
Yep. I've gotten one updated status since the hiring freeze banana05/08/17
I only applied to DOD and had one offer prior to the freeze marc05/27/17
vohod (May 6, 2017 - 12:25 am)

I never got responses before (I suck), but I am curious if agencies are hiring again.

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kramer716 (May 6, 2017 - 12:30 am)

The number of jobs posted has increased since they lifted the hiring freeze. I always search for attorney, and before the hiring freeze, it was around 120 jobs per search. During the freeze, it dropped down to about 20 jobs per search, and now it's around 90, so improving but not where it once was. As for getting replies, I applied to a few jobs. I was referred for a job in NM, but wasn't interviewed. Based on a thread on here I know people who were picked up for the Chicago SSA office. Anyway, long story short it seems they are hiring again, but not at the same pace as before.

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thirdtierlaw (May 6, 2017 - 8:48 am)

I just got referred to a job I applied for before the freeze, but I do not know if they were still referring people during the freeze.

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perkinwarbeck (May 6, 2017 - 10:27 am)

With the uncertainty for the rest of FY17 now gone, maybe things will tick up a little bit. Agencies haven't known whether they would be under a CR for the whole year.

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lawrunner317 (May 6, 2017 - 11:06 am)

I think you're correct- at least through the summer. I know that's the case with my agency. We may see a slowdown again with Trump now calling for a September shutdown.

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banana (May 8, 2017 - 4:44 pm)

Yep. I've gotten one updated status since the hiring freeze was lifted.

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marc (May 27, 2017 - 11:25 pm)

I only applied to DOD and had one offer prior to the freeze but it was a day late, so barely getting back to that process now. On another one I did have an interview during the freeze and I just got the proposed offer. Yeah me too, I a lot of referrals but no interviews, just keep applying, wide and far if you can. Best!

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