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Trump imposes hiring freeze for federal workers, worrying Maryland

Trump imposes hiring freeze for federal workers, worrying Maryland

President Donald J. Trump on Monday declared a hiring freeze for nonmilitary federal workers, fulfilling a key campaign promise in what could be the first step toward a broader downsizing of the government workforce.

The moves are being closely watched in Maryland, home to some 300,000 federal workers and several agencies.

Some analysts warned the freeze would have an instant chilling effect on a state already suffering tepid job creation while impairing the ability of government to function.

Others described the freeze as standard...

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