Here are part-time job opportunities for federal workers affected by the shutdown, courtesy of Norfolk

NORFOLK — If you’re a federal employee affected by the partial government shutdown, you are eligible to apply to this general announcement for various special part-time city employment opportunities.

Applicants selected for special part-time employment may end their employment with the City of Norfolk upon the conclusion of the shutdown; or may maintain their part-time position as desired, depending on assignment, according to a news release from the city.

For a list of job opportunities and to apply here.

The Friends Pet Pantry sponsored by the Friends of Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center is distributing pet food at no cost to qualifying pet owners.  For additional details, call the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center at 757-441-5505.

Affected employees can also request a payment plan for library fines at Norfolk Public Library.

Last week, Norfolk announced payment plan options for furloughed federal workers for their HRUBS bill, personal property, real estate taxes and parking tickets.

HRUBS bill: Contact the City of Norfolk Utilities Department Customer Service at 757-664-6700

Personal Property & Real Estate taxes:  Contact the Norfolk City Treasurer’s Office at 757-664-7800.

For monthly parkers, the city will defer collecting payment. Parking access will remain active.

For parking tickets issued in the last 30 days, the City’s parking department will waive late fees accumulated during the shutdown.  Staff cannot waive the original amount owed.

For questions or to request a waiver for parking fees contact the Norfolk Cares Center at 757-664-6510 or the City of Norfolk Parking Division at 757-664-6222.

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