OPM helps NASA's aerospace workers find jobs

End of space shuttle program will affect more than 6,000 NASA workers

The Office of Personnel Management is teaming with NASA to help aerospace workers affected by the end of the 30-year space shuttle program find government jobs.

OPM Director John Berry sent a memo to federal chief human capital officers March 24 that requested that they expand their recruitment efforts to include the more than 6,000 soon-to-be-displaced aerospace employees, who have expertise in areas such as IT, engineering and program management.

NASA has created a website on which federal agencies can post jobs and find additional information about the skills of the employees looking for new jobs.

Details associated with filing positions, such as job posting and on-site interviews at the Kennedy Space Center, will be coordinated between agency hiring officials and the NASA human resources team at the Kennedy Space Center, according to the memo.

Berry said in the memo that OPM's support for NASA is part of its “continuing effort to promote federal hiring in areas most adversely affected by current economic conditions.”

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Alyah Khan is a staff writer covering IT policy.

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