Government audits are essential for all sorts of reasons but some may be audits for different reasons from others. An OFCCP audit , for instance, is mostly concerned with any companies which are carrying out government contracts, are adhering to government regulations, especially concerning properly publishing any job vacancies and that the company is compliant with a nondiscriminatory hiring policy.
As the OFCCP already check on the companies which work for the government as far as their job vacancies are concerned, they keep lists of those vacancies and post them on their websites. This particular website for the OFCCP breaks down the company job vacancies by area to make it easier for people to find an open position if they should ever become unemployed.
If there does not seem to be any vacancies becoming available for someone of your education and experience, it may be due to the work you were used to becoming redundant, perhaps being replaced by some form of modern technology and if this is the case, seeking further training may be an option. Of course, training costs money and this often puts people off from applying, especially as being unemployed they are on a strict budget already. However, there are government sponsored training programs and some of them may offer financial assistance with their costs if you meet certain requirements. To find out more about these programs and if you may be entitled to some financial assistance with them, contact the National Center for Financial Education (NCFE) who have a website with much of the current information on the different programs posted on it.
Hopefully, you will not have to relocate in order to find a suitable job as relocating, even at the best of times is both expensive and stressful but in some instances, it is essential if you are to find suitable employment. If you do have to move in order to find work, keep all your receipts as under some circumstances you may be able to claim back those relocating expenses but I stress, only some conditions will afford you the opportunity to reclaim those expenses but it is worth checking.