FBI Puts Up "Help Wanted" Sign

Number of interested applicants crashes Web site

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The nation's top crime-fighting agency is on the hunt -- for thousands of new employees at a time when job seekers are hungry for opportunity. 

    The FBI plans to hire 850 special agents and 2,100 support staff across the country in a variety of positions. At least a dozen of the new positions will be in Dallas.

    FBI Puts Up "Help Wanted" Sign

    [DFW] FBI Puts Up "Help Wanted" Sign
    The FBI announces major push to hire new agents and support staff. (Published Tuesday, Jan 6, 2009)

    By Tuesday afternoon, people interested in the new jobs had overwhelmed the FBI's job application Web site, requiring the agency to make changes to its server to accommodate the large volume of applications.

    "Locally, here in Dallas, we've had calls all day", said Howard Marshall, the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Dallas field division.

    The agency's decision to hire comes at a time when many people are looking for jobs.

    Stephen Pounders, a finance student at DeVry University, heard about the new FBI jobs from a friend. He said he wanted to learn more about them.

    "Just seeing the whole process that the FBI goes through, that interests me," Pounders said.

    Marshall said the agency is hoping to find the right people at a time when the job market is filled with candidates.

    "The people are really what make this organization what it is," he said.

    To apply online, go to: http://www.fbijobs.gov/