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Beltway Bureaucrats to Recruit Wall Street Veterans

By Ed O'Keefe

At least seven government agencies will attempt to recruit some of Wall Street's expertise in late April at a job fair sponsored by the New York Society of Security Analysts. The 72-year-old professional development group for members of the investment community counts more than 11,000 members, many of whom have lost their jobs amid the recent economic downturn.

Group members willing to move from the city that never sleeps to the city with southern efficiency and northern charm (or its branch offices nationwide) will have a chance to meet with government recruiters on April 24 at NYSSA's midtown Manhattan headquarters. The group plans to hold two three-hour sessions for members due to high demand.

Agencies already confirmed for the job fair: the FBI, FDIC, Federal Housing Authority, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Government Accountability Office, SEC and Social Security Administration. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners will also recruit and other government agencies are expected to sign on soon, according to NYSSA.

If you're a NYSSA member or just interested in learning more, click here.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 25, 2009; 11:45 AM ET
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I am a Wall Street professional with a really good track record located in the DC area. My firm has a branch office in NY. I have been trying to get in the door at the government agencies but can't get anyone to even look at my resume. I've tried the Treasury, SEC, OPIC, FDIC, SIGTARP and the Obama Transition Team. Apparently if I worked in the NY branch office the gov't would be more interested in recruiting me, even though it would be cheaper for them to hire the investment professionals located in their hometown! Why not a DC job fair and let the New York folks travel here?

Posted by: lauraarich2 | March 27, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

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