John Johnson walked into a federal job fair back in March looking for work as an accountant. He got more than he bargained for - a major job with the Resolution Trust Corp. in which he resembles an air traffice controller more than an accountant.

It's his job to identify and keep track of securities as they land at the RTC after having been stripped from failed thrifts, and to see them safely off when they are sold. Right now, some $10 billion is under his purview, and this could rise fas as landings continue to outstrip takeoffs.

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