Davis Interiors is a small company in Norfolk, Virginia that makes specialized furniture and fixtures for U.S. navy ships. Administrator Whitney Metzger says the firm is already feeling the impact of sequestration.
Davis Interiors是位于弗吉尼亚州诺福克的一家小公司，专为美国海军船舰制造专门的器具及装置。负责人Whitney Metzger说该公司已经受到减赤的影响。
“We have had to cut back on employee hours. Almost everyone in this company has had to go down to a four-day work week. Some employees have had to go down to a three-day work week. We are anticipating lay-offs, probably soon,” said Whitney.
Davis Interiors is one of the many private contractors in Eastern Virginia that service the nation’s largest naval base and other military installations. All together, they employ more than 40,000 people.
The Defense Department’s plan to furlough almost 90,000 employees has not yet impacted the regional economy. But the cancellation of maintenance contracts for 11 ships based in Norfolk is already causing pain to contractors like Davis Interiors.
1.sequestration n. 隔离；扣押；退隐
His property has been kept under sequestration.
2.furlough vt. 准假；暂时解雇
The factories have begun furloughing hundreds of workers.