October 7, 2013 |
Nearing the end of its first week, the government shutdown is already taking a toll on Main Street. Small business owners and entrepreneurs from around the country have started to feel the ripple effects of the closure — some left waiting for contract updates, some left waiting for loans, and some left waiting to see whether customers are going to keep walking through their doors. "We have all seen the offices locked down, the monuments closed," President Obama said during a speech on Thursday.
October 6, 2013 |
The Air Force is preparing to open a sensor systems contract that could be worth up to $2 billion over seven years in an effort to boost competition. The deal has long been held by McLean-based Exelis , which has been in charge of sustaining the service's missile warning, missile defense and space surveillance sensor systems for a decade, according to Herndon-based Deltek , which analyzes the government contracting market. Exelis has earned about $1.2 billion for its work, though...
October 6, 2013
Monday Elevate Your Visibility Through Personal Branding: This seminar teaches participants how personal branding can help a job search. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 40Plus, 1718 P St., NW, Washington, D.C. Suite T-2. Sponsor: 40Plus of Greater Washington. Cost: Free. Web site: 40PlusDC.org . Wednesday Networking For Contractors: Prime contractors and subcontractors are invited to connect with government contractors and potential teaming partners. 6 to 8 p.m. Doubletree Hotel-Bethesda, 8120...
October 4, 2013 |
The nation's smallest employers posted the largest number of job gains last month, according to a new hiring survey, providing much-needed fuel for an economic recovery that continues to sputter. Small employers, those with fewer than 50 workers, added 74,000 jobs in September, up from 71,000 in August, according to the new ADP National Employment Report, which typically precedes the government figures released each month by the Labor Department. Due to the current government shutdown,...
October 3, 2013 |
In his latest remarks on the government shutdown, President Obama blasted House Republicans for what he called a "reckless" political move that threatens not only federal workers in the nation's capital, but also small business owners and private-sector workers around the country. "We have all seen the offices locked down, the monuments closed," Obama said during a speech at a small asphalt plant in Rockville on Thursday, three days after lawmakers failed to agree on a new...
October 1, 2013 |
New health insurance exchanges, one of the integral parts of the sweeping health care overhaul, are now up and running across the country, giving some employers new options when shopping for coverage. Still, many business owners are confused about what the exchanges offer and whether they have to sign up, according to recent polls , and some still have no idea what the law requires of their company and whether they will face fines or penalties for failing to comply. ...