During the Clinton to Bush transition in 2001 there were 44-thousand applicants at this point.
Jennifer Dorn, President of National Academy of Public Administration, a non-profit government research group credits President-elect Barack Obama for his popularity saying, "he has made people feel welcome and wanted."
How many will be hired for the job is the question. Transition officials says only about 100 will be taken in. A team of 50 people is sorting through the applications trying to match applicants based on experience and qualifications.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)