Businesses in the nation’s capital are witnessing the reality of the effects of the government imposed sequester. One local one DC-based company, International Limousine Service of Washington, DC has received numerous applications in the last few days from government employees anticipating being furloughed in the coming days who are looking for part-time employment.
Did you know? Kane’s Company, International Limousine Service, Inc. is the largest independent, privately owned limousine and minibus service in Washington, DC, with over 135 vehicles and 200 employees.
According to Richard P. Kane, President and CEO of International Limousine, “We’ve received about a dozen calls in the last few days from government workers at all levels inquiring about part-time chauffeur positions.”
Kane continued, “We are really trying to accommodate these folks and find employment for them within our company. Most are looking for only a specific day of work to replace their furlough day, others are looking to replace income lost due to a payroll related tax increase. We will offer them training on the standards of service expected in our business as well as instruction on navigating DC’s streets. I have been surprised by the number of calls we’ve received but I am not surprised that these folks are concerned about losing their income and are aggressively trying to find work.”
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