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White House Urges Private Sector to Support Federal Recruitment of Technical Workers

The White House seeks help from Silicon Valley companies in employing personnel for the government’s technology modernization initiatives, the Washington Post reported Monday.

The Trump administration aims to coordinate with firms such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM for the recruitment of technical workers, which has been a government-wide problem due to excessively thorough hiring and security clearance processes and low compensation for public service.

Encouraging technology professionals to serve the public at some point in their career will help bring benefits to the country in the long run, according to an unnamed source from the government.

However, big companies are concerned that sharing their employees with the state will produce conflicts of interest when it comes to politics, according to the report.

White House officials assured the public that it will protect technical workers from any political disputes with their employers, the report added.

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