Army Brig. Gen. John Hort speaks to civilian employees and soldiers' families during a town hall meeting on upcoming furloughs at Fort Stewart, Ga. Because of automatic federal budget cuts that kicked in earlier this year, about 3,100 civilian workers at Fort Stewart and nearby Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah are expected to have to take an extra unpaid day off each week from July 12 through Sept. 30. The workers will lose 20 percent of their pay for nearly three months.
Army Brig. Gen. John Hort speaks to civilian employees and soldiers' families during a town hall meeting on upcoming furloughs at Fort Stewart, Ga. Because of automatic federal budget cuts that kicked in earlier this year, about 3,100 civilian workers at Fort Stewart and nearby Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah are expected to have to take an extra unpaid day off each week from July 12 through Sept. 30. The workers will lose 20 percent of their pay for nearly three months.
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published Friday, July 5th, 2013
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WASHINGTON — More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months may pale compared to what officials worry could be larger scale layoffs next year.

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