Two online enterprises have partnered to promote and offer scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students focused on a career in local, state and federal government. CampusGov and GovLoop are social networking businesses focused on the public service sector. The firms will award scholarships and grants as a tool for attracting subscribers.
Representatives of the firms said the federal government is counting on recent graduates to play a critical role in addressing the need for a talent infusion into the public sector. The Partnership for Public Service estimates that by fall of 2012, the federal government will hire nearly 273,000 new workers for mission-critical jobs--positions considered crucial by agencies to fulfill their essential obligations to the American people.