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Jack Cooper
Jack Cooper
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  • 11th October 2013

Metro Offices to Provide Temporary Workspaces to Federal Employees During Government Shutdown

Below is a press release from Metro Offices, with regards to temporary workspaces for federal employees during government shutdown:

With the federal government shutdown affecting the Washington, D.C. region since October 1, Metro Offices, a leading operator of business centers, has announced it will make available private offices, flexible workspaces, meeting rooms and executive cafes and lounges to affected employees who need a professional work setting until the shutdown is completed.

On a first-come, first-served basis, federal employees may contact Metro Offices at (703) 871-5000 to reserve a free temporary workspace (subject to availability). The company has nine locations in the Washington area, including three in downtown Washington, five in Northern Virginia, and one in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The facilities offer free Wi-Fi, VoIP telephone service, complimentary beverages, access to white boards, and other services.

Established 24 years ago, Metro Offices was named in September as one of the top 25 women-owned businesses by the Washington Business Journal.

“The federal shutdown has been a traumatic event for the dedicated professionals who serve in our nation’s capital,” said Kathlene Buchanan, president of Metro Offices. “Until the shutdown is resolved, we have decided that opening our doors across all of our locations will give these public servants a place to feel connected, catch up on correspondence, and access free Wi-Fi in a professional setting without having to go to a coffee shop.”

The nine Metro Offices business centers are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Workers who take advantage of this free program will be required to reserve their space by phone and show a federally-issued photo ID upon arriving at a Metro Offices center.