Furloughs loom for Defense employees this Independence Day
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Bill Bush, a U.S. Marine veteran spent the past 35 years working as a civilian contractor repairing aircraft for the Department of Defense. The 67-year-old is one of thousands of local civilian employees in the Jacksonville area who will be kept out of work for one day each week until late September.
Bush knows this will cost him 20 percent of his salary. "Hopefully I get through all this. It just backs you down. Your food is less. You can't go out as much. You can't enjoy your life," said Bush.
The furloughs, set to begin Monday of next week, are scheduled to run for 11 straight weeks.
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