Government shutdown could cause layoffs, loss for contractors

04/3/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

Contractors dealing with the construction supply chain for federal projects foresee mass layoffs and lost income should the government shut down in a budget dispute. Smaller businesses would be hit especially hard. Contractors would not be allowed to enter work sites, and most hit by the 1995 and 1996 shutdowns were not reimbursed for lost income.

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