Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Shutdown Could Hurt Private Sector Jobs

October 2, 2013 11:00 AM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Shutdown Could Hurt Private Sector Jobs
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" BOSTON (CBS) – I keep waiting for someone to wake me up and tell me it’s over.

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But it looks like it could be a while before the full government is open for business. And that could be bad news for many more people in the private sector – not just federal workers.

Depends on how long the shutdown lasts.

The National Association of Government Contractors surveyed its members and found 29-percent of them plan to delay hiring. And more than half say the shutdown will have a negative impact on their businesses.

The chairman of the National Federal Contractors Association also tells USA Today that as many as 300,000 contract workers could be affected "

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