What are Federal Employees Doing During the Government Shutdown?

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According to WHNT News, federal workers may qualify for various loans and unemployment. Tara Hutchison, the communications director of the Alabama Department of Labor, has provided additional details regarding this matter.

Her statements read as follows:

“You need to have lost your job or not be working due to no fault of your own. You have to have enough time working for your employer and applicable base wages. However, those people would be able to contact the department and work out a payment plan. We do this all the time so that they can pay that back on a monthly basis if necessary.”

Other Options for Federal Employees

At this point in time, there is no end in sight for the government shutdown. As a matter of fact, if it continues on its current trajectory, it could become the longest shutdown thus far. Therefore, federal employees would do well to take certain steps to protect themselves financially. This may require taking on short-term, contractual work; that can be done via freelance job sites such as Upwork or Fiverr.