The new surge in government jobs combined with the sudden shortage of finance positions was bound to create some interesting secondary effects. A great deal of interest in positions at the IRS and SEC, for instance. But there are a number of three letter agencies boosting their hiring in expectation of ballooning budgets. It shouldn't surprise you then, oh deposed finance guru, that if you always wanted to get your bond (girl) on, now might be your chance.
Wall Street wizards may soon be plying their trade on the James Bond market.
The CIA is looking to hire the same investment bankers and financial gurus that many hold responsible for sinking the economy to help President Obama pick up the pieces -- and also catch a few millionaire terrorists.
The spy agency started advertising the jobs on Bloomberg Radio, hoping to recruit investment bankers, top analysts and hedge fund honchos to use their "intelligence for the work of a nation."
The $160,000 salary is probably a huge pay cut for many of the disgraced masters of the universe.
Sure, but think of the sideline in insider trading and the popularity you could enjoy by being Dealbreaker's best informed tipster! (tips -at- dealbreaker -dot- -com- of course).
Also, if anyone scores an interview at the secret Manhattan location (we're not kidding) we'd love the scoop on the quality of the coffee and bagels.
CIA Is Bullish On Wall Street [The New York Post]