Local government added 5,400 jobs between July of 2009 and
July of 2010. That's according to the state Employment Development
Department. But the majority of those jobs weren't at City
"Education actually accounted for most of the growth in
government over the year."
EDD analyst Diane Patterson says school hirings are considered
"government jobs." And she says one reason for the increase is -
cash-strapped school districts are hiring more part-time
"And while this is a cost-saving measure for schools, it could
boost the number of employees on the payroll since the combined
number of part-time and hourly employees may exceed the normal
level of individual, fulltime employees."
Meanwhile, Patterson says the federal government added 1,600
jobs in the Sacramento area over the past year…mostly because of
the U.S. Census. But she adds the increases in local and federal
government hiring helped to offset a 1,700 job decline in state