Jennifer Fouty, Statistician (Economics), Indianapolis, IN
"Initially, the biggest drawing card to BLS was job security. I liked knowing that if I worked hard my job was not going to be influenced by economic swings or political moods. However, over time, the reasons to stay with BLS have grown beyond job security.
First and foremost, I like the people with whom I work. They are professionals in every sense of the word and very dedicated to the work that they do. I look forward to seeing them, collaborating with them, and more importantly learning from them. Second, I like not having a ‘typical’ day. Having a job with a variety of activities not only keeps me engaged but also challenged. Everyday presents new opportunities for me to experience both personal and professional growth. Opportunities exist to either learn new or enhance current skills by working on projects either within or outside my normal range of assignments. Third, I like knowing that the work I do makes a difference.
Not only do my efforts have an impact within the regional and national BLS organization, but they also have an impact in the national economy. BLS gathers statistical data that is used by business leaders and governmental policymakers to make informed decisions about the future of our nation."
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