LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The government shutdown issue has caused furloughs within the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
Many people working at the department left Monday, not knowing whether they should report Tuesday.
But as the evening grew, the state agency announced the furloughs.
"I feel like our politicians are not listening to us," said worker Tina Weatherly.
The furloughs will affect 248 people statewide. The largest hit coming from the Division of Development Disabilities, having 90 people impacted.
The smallest hit comes from the Division of Behavioral Health Services with 4 furloughs.
"I don't feel like we should be in jeopardy of a job. We've worked so long for so many people. It is disheartening," said worker Penney Pippins.
Workers feel Congress should do one thing in order to move the country forward.
"Start listening to the American people and hear what we have to say. Until they do that, I don't think anything is going to change," said Weatherly.
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