GT on the Street: Do Millennials Want to Work for Government?

GovTech talks to young people and CIOs for their perspective on what it's like to work in government.

by / July 24, 2017

Millennials make up about one-third of the current American workforce, but those numbers don't quite hold up in government. That fact, coupled with the public sector's well-documented retirement wave problem, explains why recruitment and retention always rank near the top of priority lists of state and local chief information officers. 

We took to the streets to ask young people oriented toward technology if a government job appeals to them. Then we asked state CIOs whether their perceptions are in line with reality. Here's what both groups had to say.