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Boeing employees could face furloughs if government shutdown continues

One of the largest employers in the St. Louis area might be forced to furlough its workers if the government shutdown.

Boeing spokesman Dan Beck tells the St. Louis Business Journal that the company's workforce reductions could be caused by customer-issued, stop-work orders, funding cuts, or a shortage of government inspectors.  Boeing's workers at its Hazelwood-based Defense, Space & Security unit would be the ones affected by the furloughs.

The unit has over 15,000 full-time employees in St. Louis. 

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