Shoveling Snow, Walking Dogs: Furloughed Workers Turn to Odd Jobs, Gig Economy - NECN

Furloughed Workers Turn to Odd Jobs, Gig Economy

The US is currently enduring the longest government shutdown in the country's history



    Shutdown Relief: Easing the Burden

    As the government shutdown drags on, companies, restaurants and service providers across the country are coming up with ways to help the estimated 800,000 Americans not getting paid. NBC's Dan Scheneman reports. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019)

    When the nation’s capital was hit by almost a foot of snow this past weekend, Nick Elger saw a chance to make a buck.

    Elger, 28, usually spends his days working for the Environmental Protection Agency, but he’s one of nearly 400,000 furloughed employees out of work during what’s become America’s longest government shutdown, NBC News reported

    “I’ve been getting stir crazy just sitting at home,” Elger said. “So I figured in the first few weeks I would just post some things on Craigslist.”