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How Do State and Local Governments Recruit and Retain "Young and Restless"?

How Do State and Local Governments Recruit and Retain "Young and Restless"?

Governing magazine's website, serving 275,000 public officials and other readers each month, considers the critical matter of how states and localities recruit managerial talent from Generatiions X and Y -- post baby boomers roughly between the ages of 30 and 42 -- and how they keep them on. To help frame the issue, the writer interviewed NYU Wagner Professor Paul Light, a nationally recognized expert on government and organizational performance, as well as Cuong Nguyen, a Wagner graduate who works as a director for the Borough President of Manhattan. In the article, Nguyen contends many governments could do more to promote public sector employment's attractive characteristics and advantages. Born in Vietnam and raised largely in California, Nguyen, 28, grew interested in public service careers after serving in the Peace Corps in Honduras and earning a master's degree in public administration at Wagner. To read the article, please visit the link listed below.

 

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