OPM pitches federal IT as new career path for workers hit by big tech layoffs

The federal government is looking at a sector-wide shakeup across tech companies as an opportunity to bring a new generation of IT talent into public service. After a year of across-the-board layoffs at companies including Twitter, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft, the Office of Personnel Management is co-leading a virtual job fair on January 18, along with several other public-sector organizations.