White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has confirmed that he will leave his post at the end of January, the latest in a series of shakeups in President Barack Obama's staff.
A senior administration official told FOX News that Gibbs will officially resign after Obama's State of the Union address, which is scheduled for Jan. 25. Although Gibbs will no longer be the chief spokesman for the White House, he will become an advisor to the President and work on his re-election campaign.
Gibbs' departure leaves another vacancy that the Obama administration has to fill. Former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel stepped down in October, and Obama's senior advisor David Axelrod is scheduled to leave Washington this month.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Obama said that his staff will not be "dilly-dallying" in its hiring process.
"You’ll be seeing announcements in due course. Obviously, we’ve got a lot of work to do," the President told the news provider. "The American people are expecting us to hit the ground running and start working with this new Congress to promote job growth and keep the recovery going."