Thursday, November 27, 2008

Obama Administration Job Applicants Could Reach 1 Million By Inauguration

Baltimore Sun: So far, the transition team has received 290,000 applications for jobs in the Obama administration through its Web site,, and officials believe they could wind up with 1 million job-seekers by the time Obama is sworn into office Jan. 20.

By comparison, before President George W. Bush took office in 2001, he received 44,000 requests for political jobs. As former President Bill Clinton assumed the presidency in 1993, he had received 125,000 applications for jobs.

The problem is, only about 8,000 non-career service positions are available, according to the Plum Book, which lists those jobs.