White House looking for candidates at conservative job fair: report


White House aides will attend a Friday job fair aimed at conservatives in Washington, D.C. as the Trump administration struggles to find applicants for key administration posts.

Politico reports that an email sent out to right-leaning Hill staffers late Wednesday stated that representatives from the White House are seeking applicants at “every experience level” for jobs in the Trump administration.

“Interested in a job at the White House?” the email reads. “Representatives from across the Trump administration will be there to meet job seekers of every experience level.”

“There are positions currently open and we are looking for the most competent conservatives to recommend,” adds a flyer obtained by Politico.

According to a source familiar with the job fair, the event will be attended by Johnny DeStefano, director of the White House’s personnel department, and Sean Doocey, a deputy assistant to the president for White House personnel.

The event, held Friday at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, is being organized by the Conservative Partnership Institute, an organization founded by former Heritage Foundation leader Jim DeMint.

“CPI’s mission is to support conservatives in Washington and we are excited about giving hundreds of qualified, experienced conservatives an opportunity to meet with Trump administration officials and learn about career opportunities,” a spokeswoman for the organization told Politico.

The White House has faced criticism over high-profile departures after two aides were fired over domestic abuse allegations and a third, communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksCBS: Sanders may leave White House at end of year MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace tears up Trump Jr. testimony on Russia meeting: ‘Lies, lies, lies’ NPR publishes audio of Cohen threatening reporter MORE , left in March leaving her position still unfilled.

In March, chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE reportedly reassured White House staff that no further departures were in the works.

“The chief of staff actually spoke to a number of staff this morning, reassuring them that there were no immediate personnel changes at this time and that people shouldn’t be concerned, that we should do exactly what we do everyday, and that’s come to work and do the best job we can,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sandeers said at the time.