Resource fair held for federal workers

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) The government shutdown is over, for now, but many federal employees are not out of the woods just yet.

"It was a cause of great stress and it made me quite frustrated," Don Dike-Anukam, a federal worker, says.

He says he still has not received his last two paychecks.

"I can understand why people have lost confidence in things getting done because we just shut down the largest employer in America for 35 days, over a disagreement," he says.

Although the political battle continues to rage in Washington, he says this resource fair and the support from the community has left him feeling hopeful.

"When tough times happen, you know, others will come work together and find a way out," he says.

The resource fair was held by the State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation January 30, 2019 at Reno Town Mall.

The goal of the resource fair was to provide help and solutions for those affected. Seventeen local businesses and agencies provided resources.

"Our hearts go out to these folks," John Parel, Northern Nevada Business Services Manager, says. "They're caught in the middle of something they have no control over and we hope the folks behind me can give them some help."

There will be another resource fair held at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Friday, February 1.