Job search on keyboard With their in-demand skill sets, it could be a walk in the park, so to speak, for public-sector workers to find alternate work that actually pays them. (Image: Shutterstock)

Government employees caught up in the record shutdown are no doubt beginning to wonder whether it’s time to chuck what used to be a dependable lifelong career and head for the private sector in search of pay that’s actually paid.

And that might not be such a bad idea, says compensation software and data company PayScale in its report Feeling the Pinch from the Government Shutdown? Maybe it’s Time to Switch Jobs.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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