On Wednesday, the Trump administration released a plan to expand federal employee eligibility, a move aimed at cutting down on the attrition of federal employees who are already in the workforce.
In his budget proposal, President Donald Trump calls for expanding the federal workforce to 25 million by 2024.
It would be the largest increase in federal employee employment in decades.
The federal workforce would increase by more than 15 million employees, with 3.7 million of those jobs at the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Personnel Management.
This is about 4.4 percent of the workforce, according to the Department.
The new hiring of federal workers would be a significant boost for the nation’s economy.
It will create more than 2 million jobs, the White House said in its budget.
The Department of Labor is set to begin hiring by March 1, 2018.
The administration says that the plan will reduce costs by more like $8 billion annually and provide greater support for federal workforce in the future.
President Donald Trump says the increase in workers will also bring economic growth to the nation.
The president says the federal government is not the only one who can and will create jobs.
The plan says the administration will “support states and localities to create jobs for all Americans.”
The Trump administration is expected to announce additional hires at a news conference later Wednesday.