Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel has a plan for easing the damage of the government shutdown — by hiring one federal worker each day the government remains shut.
Kostelnik works as a prison guard at the Federal Correctional Complex in Victorville, California and told Kimmel that 1,000 other officers are still on duty at the prison and working without pay.
Jimmy Kimmel giving federal employees jobs on his show as government shutdown drags on
As the government shutdown continues, Jimmy Kimmel made a vow to give federal workers jobs until it ends.
Kimmel then handed him a tambourine and offered him a spot in the show’s band.
“I wanted to do our part to pitch in, and so tonight and every night until the shutdown is over, we are going to put a federal employee to work here at the show.” @JimmyKimmelLive is putting unpaid federal employees back to work
Jimmy Kimmel vowed to employ federal workers who arent receiving paychecks due to Trumps government shutdown
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Jimmy Kimmel gives federal employees work during Trumps shutdown
Jimmy Kimmel vows to employ federal workers during government shutdown
“This is day 17 of the government shutdown, nearly 800,000 federal employees are working without pay,” Kimmel said Monday in slamming “Humpty Trumpty.”
As the government shutdown drags on and an estimated 800,000 federal employees work without paychecks, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is hoping to ease the worry for some.
Every night until the shutdown is over, Jimmy Kimmel Live plans to help out an unpaid federal worker by giving them a job on the show. He started this week by hiring a Victorville federal law enforcement officer to play the tambourine with the band.
Kimmel announced his plan to employ federal workers who were furloughed by the government shutdown on his show Monday night — and took jabs at President Trump for the prolonged impasse over funding for a border wall.
This latest government shutdown, the second-longest in the nation’s history, occurred when talks broke down between congressional leaders and the White House over a spending deal.
Kostelnik added that he hoped that federal workers would be paid once the government shutdown ends before Kimmel asked if he played a musical instrument.
The government shutdown will enter its 17th day on Tuesday, with 800,000 workers either furloughed or working without pay during the closure.
On Monday’s show, Kimmel offered a job to John Kostelnik, a California prison guard out work because of the shutdown.
Kostelnik's appearance on JKL is but one way that federal workers have attempted to keep themselves afloat amid the shutdown.
On the January 7 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel announced that the show would employ one furloughed federal employee for each episode until the partial government shutdown ends.
Jimmy Kimmel is doing his bit to help federal workers who are currently without pay during the ongoing partial government shutdown.
President Donald Trump demanded the deal include funds to build his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.