The Transportation Security Administration and Customs Border and Protection were among the top 10 best employers that hire military veterans in 2021, according to a list compiled by Monster and Military.com.
The TSA is so understaffed that it’s asking office employees to work at airports for up to 45 days.
Two whistleblowers have accused a high-ranking Justice Department official of injecting politics into the hiring process by appointing an inexperienced attorney over more qualified candidates.
President Trump’s administration has imposed a temporary ban on hiring at the TSA for the second time in recent months.
President Trump’s call for tighter border security came with a pledge two years ago to hire 15,000 new border agents and immigration officers.
Congress rejected President Trump’s push for a significant increase in the number of federal law enforcement officers to combat illegal immigration.
Customs and Border Protection is paying a private company $297 million to help hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents.
Border Patrol is losing more agents than it can replace, causing “significant challenges” in hiring and training new personnel.