- Siobhan Watters
Does the rising trend of young graduates seeking public service employment imply a more empathetic population and future?
According to a recent NY Times article, post-recession college graduates are turning to the public service for employment due to a lack of opportunity in the private sector. The article suggests the trend started, in part, before the recession, but that it is largely bolstered by it.
Do you think, though the situation is forced for some public sector applicants, that this will ultimately lead this generation to become more empathetic? Or, is increasing empathy implied in the change?
The article does not exclusively discuss employment in the civil service, so this conversation is not intended to spark debate about government intervention and the free market. However, what must be, must be.