Codebreaker can’t keep up with demand

John Moe Oct 21, 2011 used to run the official government jobs listing website. It did so for many years under a contract that has now expired and the service is back on government servers. But a lot has changed in the last few years: more people go online and more people are looking for jobs these days. As a result, recent days have seen the site get awfully crashy.

From Computerworld:

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, in a posting Wednesday, said the site has been getting more than expected traffic. The government is now “adding additional server capacity to support this extremely high volume,” he said.
“While the number of people trying to use the system fluctuates from hour to hour, we’re consistently serving at least 94% of them,” said Berry. The others receive a message asking them to try again later.

At latest report, the site was running at 100% and people can find federal job openings and apply online.

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