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As government shutdown looms, federal workers still hurting from last lapse, survey finds

As another government shutdown looms, a new survey from Prudential Financial underscores how vital even one missed paycheck is for m.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 12th, 2019

In government shutdown aftermath, federal workers still hurting, survey finds

In the aftermath of the government shutdown, a survey from Prudential Financial underscores how vital even one missed paycheck is for many.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 12th, 2019

A big problem looms for furloughed workers — preventing damage to their credit scores

The stakes are high for some federal employees during the government shutdown, especially those grappling with loans......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 10th, 2019

He can"t pick up his insulin because of the shutdown. How workers are hurting

Some 800,000 federal workers across the country find themselves in financial uncertainty as the government shutdown crawls into its twelfth day......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 3rd, 2019

U.S. government advises workers on staving off creditors amid shutdown

As a partial shutdown of the U.S. government stretched into its sixth day, the agency that oversees the federal workforce offered advice on staving off creditors to the estimated 800,000 employees who could be affected by a lapse in pay......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 27th, 2018

Strong Consumer Sentiment Recovery Isn’t Just About the End of the Government Shutdown

Consumer sentiment had been expected to recover from January's lows due to the federal government shutdown, but the University of Michigan's survey delivered an even stronger recovery than expected......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstFeb 15th, 2019

Here is what Hawaii scored in Congress" budget that averts shutdown

Congress on Thursday voted to pass a budget deal that averts a second government shutdown, a bill that includes a number appropriations for Hawaii, including a nearly 2 percent raise for federal workers and increased spending in areas from housing to .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 15th, 2019

Refilling prescriptions and no more date nights: How government workers are girding for another shutdown

Federal workers are preparing for another government shutdown with the bitter benefit of lessons learned from the last shutdown......»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 13th, 2019

During Shutdown, Federal Employees Considered Leaving Government Work

The government shutdown and resulting furloughs of workers touched off a wave of searches on private jobs websites, though there’s no evidence it led to an actual exodus from the federal government’s payrolls......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjFeb 2nd, 2019

Janitors and Cooks Are Among Furloughed Federal Contract Workers Who Will Receive No Back Pay

Their average salary is $450-$650 per week. Relief must have been extraordinary last week for 800,000 federal employees when the 35-day government shutdown ended. Not only were they returning to work, they’re receiving back pay. .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 29th, 2019

Consumer confidence tumbles again amid federal shutdown

The 35-day partial government shutdown helped triggered a sharp drop in consumer confidence in January and signaled growing worries about the future, a fresh survey shows, though optimism has typically rebounded after similar episodes in the past......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 29th, 2019

Federal workers return to work after shutdown

The U.S. government reopened on Monday with about 800,000 federal workers returning after a 35-day shutdown as lawmakers geared up for talks to avoid another standoff before funding runs out again in three weeks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 28th, 2019

These local business leaders want to put end to government gridlock

Robert Giaimo, the CEO of Silver Diner Inc., has over the years grown increasingly frustrated with political gridlock in Washington. The record 35-day partial government shutdown that furloughed 800,000 federal workers (and just ended — at least for .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 28th, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: Federal workers head back to work, should get back pay by Friday

By the end of the week, hundreds of thousands of federal employees heading back to work should receive pay they missed during the government shutdown......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 27th, 2019

How federal-government workers should approach their ‘shutdown debt’

Many banks and credit unions offered no- or low-interest loans — and now workers will need to pay them off......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 26th, 2019

How federal government workers should approach their debt as shutdown ends (for now)

Many banks and credit unions offered no- or low-interest loans — and now workers will need to pay them off......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 26th, 2019

U.S. economy lost at least $6 billion to government shutdown: S&P

The U.S. economy lost at least $6 billion during the partial shutdown of the federal government due to lost productivity from furloughed workers and economic activity lost to outside business, S&P Global Ratings said on Friday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 25th, 2019

Shutdown Squashing Interest in Government Jobs Among Current, Potential Workers

Furloughed federal workers, including those who are working but not being paid, will miss their second paycheck Friday. Missing pay is driving up job searches among furloughed workers and driving........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJan 25th, 2019

Skilled federal workers face a critical shutdown choice: Stay or quit?

New job-search data show that federal employees are seeking higher-paying private sector jobs. Some see the potential brain-drain as having long-term effects on the government......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 25th, 2019

Wilbur Ross says furloughed workers should take out a loan. His agency’s credit union is charging nearly 9%.

The commerce secretary made waves by saying he doesn’t understand why federal workers are visiting food banks during the partial government shutdown......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 24th, 2019

Wilbur Ross says furloughed workers should take out a loan. His agency’s own credit union is charging nearly 9 percent

Ross made waves by saying he doesn’t understand why federal workers are visiting food banks during the partial government shutdown......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 24th, 2019