The latest batch of Trump administration jobs will likely come in the form of new hires for the White House Office of Management and Budget, Politico reported Thursday, citing unnamed administration officials familiar with the hiring process.
Trump has ordered the department to hire about 100 people as he begins to transition into his second term.
The hiring of new staffers and contractors is a critical step toward stabilizing the White Houses workforce and improving efficiency.
In addition to the Trump team that is expected to fill the top jobs in the new White House, Trump has been meeting with a range of new business executives, including a former Microsoft executive who recently joined the company as its vice president of innovation.
The move comes as Trump’s White House faces criticism over a number of staffing decisions that have been criticized as hampering Trump’s ability to focus on his agenda.
The president’s first White House budget included $4.7 billion for an infrastructure program, but the budget did not include funding for the $20 billion border wall he has promised to build along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump said at the time he would build the wall and send it to Congress.
In recent days, Trump and the White HOUSE have tried to dispel concerns over the lack of funding for his border wall, saying that $4 billion was necessary for the infrastructure program.
However, the administration is facing backlash from Democrats who argue that it has been overly cautious in spending taxpayer money on border security, and that spending it on border wall is politically popular.
Some Democrats have also said that it is not clear that the border wall will be built in the time frame required by the budget.
The White House has also said it will be using the new hires to fill several other administration positions.