To ensure that the nation’s markets are vigorous, efficient and free of restrictions that harm consumers. To enforce federal consumer protection laws that prevent fraud, deception and unfair business practices, as well as antitrust laws that prohibit anti-competitive mergers and other business practices that restrict competition and harm consumers.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Regional offices in Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle.
The Federal Trade Commission ranked 5th out of agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 76.9.
FTC has an exciting mission in promoting the interests of American consumers by enforcing antitrust and consumer protection, and promoting competitive markets, free of deception and undue restrictions. The agency’s Web site highlights its many activities and highlights the career opportunities that are available for interested candidates, including attorneys, economists, paralegals, summer legal interns and student clerical positions.
In FY 2007 and 2008, FTC gave 15 recruitment bonuses totaling $122,130. The FTC initiated the student loan repayment program in FY 2009.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) primarily hires attorneys and economists to accomplish its consumer protection and competition missions. The agency recruits for entry level attorneys and for experienced attorneys and economists, as well as paralegals and legal assistants, investigators, information technology specialists, budget analysts and economic research analysts. Most of these positions are in headquarters but FTC does recruit for attorneys and investigators for its regional offices.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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