A federal government agency will be reestablishing a program intended to increase employment for graduates and college students.

During a press conference, Jon Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, stated that it would be expanding the Pathways Programs to increase the hiring of the young workers. The initiative will begin on July 10 and give those in school or just getting out of school the chance to work for government agencies.

Berry said that the goal of the program, first established in 2010, was show the opportunities available to young adults.

"These new pathways will place a welcome sign on federal service for students and recent graduates," he said. "The aim is to enable students and recent graduates to more effectively compete for federal service. Over the summer, we will continue to work with federal agencies to implement these regulations and to identify specific opportunities for students and recent graduates."

While some agencies may be increasing the number of workers they bring on board, since the recession began many public employees have been laid off. A study by the Roosevelt Institute revealed that the government has cut 2.6 percent of its staff during the last three years.

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