In some cases, when the federal government distributes money to local communities, it can result in new hires. In a recent announcement, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announced it would be awarding funds to more than 220 counties and cities to add or persevere around 800 police officers.
The announcement was made by Attorney General Eric Holder during a press conference in Philadelphia, where he said that the federal government would spend $111 million to keep 200 officers on board and hire an additional 600 around the country. The initiative seeks to hire military veterans to fills these open law enforcement positions.
"Today, we step up our support for recent veterans by offering them the chance to pursue meaningful careers in law enforcement," said Holder. "At a time of budget shortfalls, these grants will provide opportunities for much-needed, highly-trained professionals – with a proven commitment to service – to continue their careers in communities all across the country."
The federal government has been making other hiring news as of late. The Obama administration launched the Joining Forces Initiative, which seeks to find work for up to 170,000 veterans.
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