Would a shutdown equal layoffs for contractors?
Over 20 percent think so, but most will keep working
- By Nick Wakeman
- Feb 25, 2011
With the government at risk of shutting down March 4, contractors are busy making preparations to support customers and employees who may not be able to work.
In an online survey, we asked what companies would be doing if the government shuts down. The choices were: keep working, lay off staff, send staff for training, and move staff to other projects.
The overwhelming answer – 56 percent – was to keep working, but 23 percent of respondents said they expected layoffs.
Fifteen percent said they would move staff to other projects, but only 4 percent said they would send staff for more training.
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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.