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ARMY OUTSOURCING 214,000 JOBS
 
By: Dan Miller

ARMY CONSIDERS OUTSOURCING 214,000 JOBS – Good News, Bad News?

In the old classic, “Think and Grow Rich,” Napoleon Hill said this: “Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” We often resist change just because the status quo, like an old blanket, even if not efficient, is at least familiar and comfortable.

Here’s a massive potential change that could eliminate thousands of government jobs. The Army is considering contracting out nearly 214,000 military and civilian support jobs to the private sector in an ambitious plan to free money to fight terrorism and comply with President Bush's desire to trim the federal government through outsourcing.

Targeted are 154,910 civilian workers and 58,727 military personnel that perform support functions such as financial, legal, communications and maintenance. "We must transfer highly trained military personnel back into positions where their military competencies can be best used," said John Anderson, Army assistant deputy assistant secretary for manpower management, in a briefing last month. "The president, the Congress and the public require sound stewardship of the full mix of personnel resources, whether by military, civilian or contract." Some functions could be contracted out to private companies in a bid process, while other functions might be eliminated altogether and moved to the private sector. Some jobs also could remain in the government.
Overall, about 850,000 federal government jobs have been identified as commercial — meaning they also are performed in the private sector and are not limited to functions of government. President Bush has called for half of those jobs to be opened up to competition in the private sector.

GOOD NEWS OR BAD NEWS -- If you are working in one of these government positions, your job is on the line. If you want to start a service business, here’s a great opportunity.

Details Source: Associated Press 11-03-02



 








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