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Web Exclusive: The government shutdown is impacting local job recruiting

ELKHART, Ind.—As the partial government shutdown enters its 24th day, even non-government workers and organizations are feeling the effects of the lapse in federal funding.

Red banners splashed across web-pages warn users that the websites have not been updated since December 21 and run the risk of providing the public with outdated information.

Some services are shutdown altogether, such as E-verify, a government program that businesses and organizations use to vet new hires and confirm that new employees are legally able to work in the United States.

Elkhart Community Schools is one of those organizations.

“It’ll be a bit more time consuming because we will have to e-verify the new employees that we’re hiring as the government opens up and we will have to go back and e-verify those who are already hired,” said Maggie Lozano, Assistant Director of Human Resources at Elkhart Community Schools.

Lozano said that Elkhart Community Schools is hiring for positions to fill immediately as well as positions for the next school year.

The loss of E-verify due to the shutdown is making the process longer and human resources staff has to remain increasingly diligent in collecting new hire data, according to Lozano.

Other websites remain in digital limbo during the shutdown, having gone over three weeks without being updated.

E-Verify's website has not been updated since December 21 due to the partial federal government shutdown.

The Federal Communications Commission's website has not been updated since December 21 due to the partial federal government shutdown.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website has not been updated since December 21 due to the partial federal government shutdown.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's website has not been updated since December 21 due to the partial federal government shutdown.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's website has not been updated since December 21 due to the partial federal government shutdown.

NASA's website has not been updated since December 21 due to the partial federal government shutdown.


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