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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:25 AM

Pentagonís 46,000 Temporary Workers May Lose Their Jobs [View all]

Source: Bloomberg

The Pentagon has given managers authority to start firing some of its 46,000 temporary workers now in anticipation of across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect in March according to Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.

By mid-February, the Defense Department is also likely to begin notifying its 800,000 civilian employees that they face mandatory unpaid leave one day a week starting in April unless Congress and President Barack Obama agree on a way to avert the spending cuts aimed at reducing the federal deficit, Carter told reporters in a briefing at the Pentagon today.

ďThere will be 800,000 people subject to furlough all over the country who will not be getting a fifth of their paycheckĒ if the cuts take effect, he said.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-25/pentagon-s-46-000-temporary-workers-may-face-immediate-job-cuts.html

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