As we reported Tuesday on this blog and again today (with a bit more detail), Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday told agency and department heads to clamp down on hiring. In January, the governor ordered departments to cut their payroll costs by 5 percent. Apparently, he wasn't happy to find out on that state government hasn't appreciably shrunk.
(To be fair, twice the number of state workers retired as were hired to full-time permanent positions from January 2009 through June of this year.)
After learning of the governor's meeting, we decided to take another run at the new-hire data used in our Monday report to answer some new questions:
- How many people joined the state work force for the first time after the governor's Jan. 8 executive order?
- How many were hired to permanent full-time positions?
- How many were part-time or temporary workers?
- Which departments hired the most employees after the January executive order? Which hired the least?
Our the answer to the first question: 6,893. Click here to open spreadsheets that answer the others.
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