Startups Help Governments Recruit Younger Workers.

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Governments need to recruit younger workers, but unfortunately, students often aren't aware of the opportunities available in the public sector. Two startups, Govern for America and Lead for America, are working to address this problem by placing "recent college graduates into two-year fellowships with state and local governments that have job openings relevant to the students' interest," Route Fifty reports. Govern for America focuses on state government positions, and Lead for America focuses on municipalities. "Both will launch their first fellowship classes in 2019, and plan to provide in-depth training and mentorship opportunities for fellows, regardless of the specific job they accept." The goal of both groups is to help students see how public-sector jobs can be a vehicle for creating positive change.

At Govern for America, "the fellowship matching process begins by...

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