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As another government shutdown looms, government jobs lose their luster

Sep 18, 2023
Workers have been paid after past shutdowns, albeit late. But there's no guarantee they will after any future shutdown.
Federal workers are subject to threats of government shutdown, which might lessen the appeal of a career in public service.
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Give Budget Director Mick Mulvaney a beer and he'll tell you a lot

The Trump administration's Office of Management and Budget head talks about the federal debt, infrastructure costs and lifting the hiring freeze.
Director Mick Mulvaney of the Office of Management and Budget speaks about US President Donald Trump's budget during a daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House.
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