The 15 Most Sought-After U.S. Government Employers on LinkedIn

August 4, 2014

If you work for a government agency and you always wondered who among your peers has the strongest talent brand on LinkedIn, we have the answer for you.

We analyzed the way our members interact with government employers on LinkedIn (Company Page views, employee profile visits, and so on) and a clear list of the 15 most sought-after brands emerged.

Here they are:

1.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

2.

Sandia National Laboratories

3.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4.

JPL (NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

5.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

6.

Defense Intelligence Agency

7.

Peace Corps

8.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

9.

USAID

10.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

11.

National Science Foundation

12.

FEMA

13.

Naval Research Laboratory

14.

National Institutes of Health

15.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Judging by the list, LinkedIn members get really excited about science and engineering. The U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories confidently top the ranking -- Los Alamos, Sandia, and Pacific Northwest Laboratories conduct cutting-edge research in cyber security, materials science, nuclear physics and more.

While it’s not a surprise that the top 15 is studded with big name agencies, we have seen enough episodes of Parks and Recreation to know that a lot of passion and pride goes into representing small local governments (go Leslie Knope!). While looking for federal agencies, we uncovered dozens of impressive LinkedIn Company Pages that belong to smaller cities and towns. Here are the top 15, according to our data:

1.

City of Gallup, NM

2.

City of Opa-locka, FL

3.

City of Gresham, OR

4.

City of Green Bay, WI

5.

City of Sunnyvale, CA

6.

City of Eastvale, CA

7.

City of Hartford, CT

8.

City of Dublin, OH

9.

City of St. Charles, IL

10.

City of Reno, NV

11.

City of Plano, TX

12.

City of Belmont, CA

13.

City of Hurst, TX

14.

City of Seabrook, TX

15.

City of Peoria, AZ

If your government agency did not make the list, don’t worry. Here is a guide to how you can use LinkedIn to boost your talent brand and confidently make this list next time around.

Methodological details: We looked at the billions of interactions LinkedIn members made with Company Pages (along with other actions like viewing employee profiles) to determine the overall familiarity and engagement they have with government employers located in the US. Government employers that were determined to be more familiar and engaging with our members were ranked higher on our list.

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