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Hiring Freeze Could Affect Indian Care

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by Zach Benoit

After a temporary federal hiring freeze, concerns have arisen over filling jobs at long-understaffed Native American health care facilities, although an official exemption for some hiring could be on the way.

“Any freeze in hiring for Indian initiatives, whether temporary or permanent, threatens to make the challenges facing Indian Country worse,” Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said in a statement emailed to the Gazette.

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