Missouri’s Government has a staggering amount of Job Openings
The state of Missouri is hiring, and they have a staggering amount of jobs they are trying to fill. The vacancies are high, and the state is increasing wages in some cases to try and get people hired, read more about it here.
According to the website governing.com, the Government of the Show-Me State of Missouri has over 7,500 vacant jobs they are trying to fill, which is almost 10% of the jobs that the state of Missouri funds. In the article they say...
"According to figures provided by Gov. Mike Parson's Office of Administration, there were 7,512 vacant positions within state government as of July 15...At the Missouri Department of Corrections, there are more than 2,300 vacant positions, resulting in the need to transfer prisoners to other facilities that are adequately staffed. At the Department of Social Services, there are more than 1,000 open positions..."
These job openings have led to delays in services to the people of Missouri and have caused other issues. The article goes on to mention how private sector job growth could be to blame, as there are lots of available private sector jobs with higher pay, to read the complete article for yourself click here!
So what are some of the government agencies that are looking to hire in Missouri besides the corrections and social services? The article mentions vacancies in the department of natural resources, the state attorney's office, and the department of public safety. Needing to hire 7,500 people seems like a gigantic task, especially when competing against the private sector, but if you are looking for a job or a change of career now might be the best chance to get a new job with the state of Missouri!