Shutdown Puts Hold on Hiring

(KPNX) Employers looking to hire workers are running into a government shutdown-related snag: E-Verify, the online system that checks applicants' legal eligibility, is closed.

In a note on its website, the Department of Homeland Security, which runs E-Verify, explained several adjustments due to the shutdown.

Among them, federal contractors who need to run employment checks for government work need to contact their contracting officer to arrange extended deadlines.

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