"Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one"
Create a section in a government agency to deal with some known problem, hire people directly into the government for that. Same effect, but you can't hide behind the false veneer of creating private sector jobs. It also becomes much more obvious that if you want to sustain those jobs in the long term you have to perpetually fund those salaries.
Which makes it all the funnier when "anti-gov't" politicians load up their bills with private-sector giveaways.