The DOJ has recently hired more than a dozen attorneys and economists and has plans to hire more junior staff attorneys in the coming months, thanks to the new budget. The Antitrust Division has faced three years of hiring restrictions, sequestration and a government shutdown, but the new budget allows the division to start hiring attorneys lost through attrition and a reorganization of the criminal program. Although the agency remains down personnel-wise from where it was before the hiring freeze, the new hiring includes lawyers in both the criminal and civil enforcement sections. The agency does not have a fixed number of attorneys and economists that it plans to hire in the short term, but intends to evaluate the hires based on the quality of applicants and its actual budget allotment.