What?? No! A government department of employing people is useless! Think about it for half a second and you'll realize that every dollar that goes toward tax-funded jobs comes from pulling that dollar OUT of NON-tax-funded jobs! You're not adding employment, you're just removing it from the private sector and putting it in the public sector. Just get out of the way and let the only economic engine that has ever lifted the mass of humanity out of grinding poverty - the free market - do what it does best!