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Mon October 7, 2013
Furloughed Shipyard Workers To Return To Work
Many of the furloughed Portsmouth Naval Shipyard workers soon will be back on the job.
A shipyard spokesman told the Portsmouth Herald that workers who are part of the Naval Sea System Command, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and base support are heading back to work Monday morning. Other workers are being told to contact their supervisors to see if they'll be working.
Roughly 1,200 workers were furloughed last week when Congress failed to reach a deal on spending bills to fund the government. On Saturday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered most Pentagon employees back to work.