The government has made it harder to fill key jobs for the better part of a century, but now a new federal government task force says the country’s “jobs crisis” is only getting worse.
The government’s task force issued its report Thursday, calling for Congress to provide additional resources for hiring more people for the federal government and a review of how the federal workforce is structured.
The group recommended a hiring freeze and a restructuring of the federal civilian workforce.
The recommendations will be discussed at a briefing on Capitol Hill next week.
President Trump has already made hiring freezes and other measures his top priorities for this fiscal year.
He recently proposed a temporary hiring freeze in the Department of Veterans Affairs and a hiring cap of up to 50,000 workers in the U.S. Postal Service.
His budget proposal, released last week, would freeze the number of federal employees in their current roles for four years.
The Trump administration has also proposed hiring freezes for the Department, Energy and Agriculture, and a reduction in the number and types of positions in the White House Office of Management and Budget.