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Police & Firefighter Hiring Trend Continues Upswing

In 2015 the hiring momentum for police officers and firefighters continues to build across the U.S. and Canada. Can it be that the economic downturn of 2008 is now firmly in our rear view mirror?  The current stats are encouraging. … Continue reading…

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Is a police and firefighter job recovery underway?

After several years of dormant or non-existent hiring in public safety is there a recovery underway? Are cities, counties, state and federal agencies moving back to pre-recession staff levels? In past reports we highlighted that we saw as a slow … Continue reading…

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Jobs In Federal Law Enforcement Opening Up

This is the third  installment of our series on the of hiring trends in Public Safety. Today we cover the federal government side of hiring in law enforcement. Last March we recognized the start of many new academy classes and especially in parts of the country that had held back hiring due the volatile budget and economy in general. In June we highlighted diversity in training and of impact military veterans entering the workplace. Continue reading…

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Police and Firefighter Hiring Trend Continues

As we reach the midyear point, police and firefighter hiring trend appears to be accelerating along with a couple of interesting twists. Continue reading…

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Police and Fire Academies Hiring: Is the Tide Turning?

We have all read the headlines and many have felt the reality of reduced or eliminated public safety recruit academies over the past 4 years. Have we turned the corner on reduced Fire/EMS and Police hiring? Can we state without a doubt that the worst of the hiring freeze is over? As with most things, there is no absolute yes or no answer. Continue reading…

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3 Trends In Job Creation For Public Safety

I have highlighted three job creation trends specific to public safety: internships, high school programs and veteran programs. The following articles from Emergency Management and Fire Chief Magazines respectively outline two excellent programs that are not necessarily new but are more … Continue reading…

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