G4S is the world’s biggest staffing agency, and the largest private employer in the United States.
However, it is also the subject of much scrutiny by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans.
In an article published on Tuesday, G4s’ human resources chief told MSNBC that the Trump administration’s hiring freeze on public sector workers is hurting the recruitment of the workforce and is putting the health and safety of employees and customers at risk.
“The hiring freeze is putting a lot of people out of work and making it harder for them to stay on the job,” G4’s HR director, Richard L. Johnson, told MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki.
Johnson was referring to a trend that has seen employers cut staff as they face the hiring freeze. “
That’s hurting us.”
Johnson was referring to a trend that has seen employers cut staff as they face the hiring freeze.
On Tuesday, the Office of Personnel Management announced that the agency had cut 1,700 positions across the federal government and state and local governments.
According to the OPM, that is the largest total job cut since the agency was established in 1987.
The OPM said that while it had not previously released data for public sector jobs, it had increased its total number of open positions in January to 4,500, a reduction of 5.5 percent from January.
The number of positions was down by 6.6 percent from the previous year.
The Trump administration has been criticized by some for its lack of transparency regarding hiring.
For example, it has not released job postings from federal contractors, and a federal judge last week blocked a Trump administration order that required contractors to submit job postings to the public.
A White House spokeswoman declined to comment on the hiring freezes.
Johnson also said that the freeze on hiring could put public employees at risk for infection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an estimated 10,000 Americans die each year from H1N1, a coronavirus that primarily affects Americans.
“If you don’t have the ability to hire people, the risk to public health is enormous,” Johnson said.
“We are not at that point where we’re making any progress, but we are definitely moving in the right direction.”
The OMB said it will release new data on job openings from January 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.
“There’s a lot to do to reduce the threat of H1O2 [a coronaviruses coronaviral respiratory syndrome] pandemic, but right now we have to take the lead,” Johnson told Kornacek.
“It’s a huge issue.”
The Trump presidency has been plagued by scandals involving his businesses and his administration.
The president has been accused of hiring prostitutes, hiring a private detective and firing his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
On Thursday, the Department of Justice announced a criminal investigation into whether the Trump family’s finances were “tainted” during the 2016 presidential campaign.