These annual reports give an overview of the hiring decisions made in the public sector. It includes information on opened vacancies, layoffs, and hiring budgets.
2019 Employment Outlook Report
IPMA-HR conducted the 2019 Employment Outlook Survey to examine current employment trends in the public sector. The annual study addresses hiring for newly created positions, eliminating positions, open vacancies, and the effects of automation on employment. From 427 public sector HR professionals surveyed, 76% are from local governments.
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2018 Employment Outlook Report
The public sector will continue to hire in 2018. The effects of automation on employment are explored.
The public sector will continue to hire in 2015 with 77 percent expecting pay increases.
The public sector is hiring in 2014. Sixty-six percent of respondents said they plan to hire for new positions in fiscal year 2014 and only ten percent are planning layoffs.
Sixty-two percent of respondents plan to hire for new positions in fiscal year 2013 and only eleven percent are planning layoffs.
Fifty-five percent of respondents plan to hire for new positions in fiscal year 2012. Fewer employers are purposefully keeping vacancies open for budgetary reasons.
Forty-eight percent of respondents anticipate hiring for new positions in fiscal year 2011; up sightly from 2010.
The public sector hiring is down for the second year in a row and layoffs are on the increase in 2010.
Public sector hiring is expected to remain strong. Despite the poor economy, more than half of participants said they plan to hire for new positions this year.