June 11, 2014 7:00 AM

Federal government seeks younger workers to offset coming wave of retirements

Only 7 percent of all public-sector workers — at the federal, state, county and municipal level — are 30 or younger, compared with more than 20 percent in the mid-1970s. Critics say that the federal government does a poor job of recruiting and that young workers see the jobs as bureaucratic and stodgy. It’s an important issue for the Kansas City area, which employs about 37,000 federal workers in 148 agencies.

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