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Sprint says it will work with government workers during shutdown

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 17:50:57-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the federal government shutdown continues into its third week, Sprint said it will work with affected employees.

In a release Tuesday afternoon, the Overland Park, Kansas-based telecommunications company said it was prepared to work with federal government employees seeking short-term payment solutions.

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"As with any Sprint customer who hits a rough patch, we want to help and will take a look at your account to see what we can do," Sprint CEO Michel Combes said in the release.

Employees impacted by the shutdown can call (888) 211-4727.

Sprint joins other companies across the country in pledging assistance to workers. CNBC reported earlier Tuesday that certain banks and credit unions are offering loan assistance to workers.