FORT MCCOY, Wis. (WEAU) -- Hundreds of civilian workers are being furloughed at a western Wisconsin military base.
Fort McCoy is furloughing about 900 civilian employees, because of the federal government shutdown.
Public affairs officer Linda Fournier said those employees include, ID card section operators, headquarters staff and employees involved in training.
Fort McCoy’s Commissary, which sells groceries to the military and their families at a discounted rate, will also be closed starting Wednesday.
Furloughs will continue until Congress resolves the shutdown.
“It’s frustrating for the employees, because they say, ‘We haven’t done anything wrong. You know we want to work, we want to do our jobs, we want to do what we were hired to do,’” said Fournier.
Fournier said about 600 civilian employees will keep working, and military pay will continue.