The President seeks to overhaul federal hiring to make skills a priority over education

By: | June 26, 2020

President Trump is going to direct the federal government to change its priorities concerning hiring. Trump wants an applicant’s skills to be considered over a college degree, according to administration and industry officials.

The new direction will be highlighted in two executive orders that Trump is set to sign at an afternoon meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.

The first executive order extends the President’s National Council for the American Worker and the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board for another year. The second order directs federal agencies to replace degree-based hiring with skills-based hiring to make the hiring process more equitable and meritorious.

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