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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services media affairs job was posted the day after the shutdown began. The job description says the employee will be “providing proactive consultation to senior staff with respect to relations with all varieties of media and promoting the vital work performed by [the agency] in maintaining and improving the nation’s health care.”

Emma Sandoe, a spokeswoman at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said much of the agency’s press office has been placed on furlough. She said the job posting for a media relations officer was set to appear on the jobs site before the shutdown.

Many of the job ads are set to expire in days, and applications are likely to pile up on the desks of out-of-work human resource officers.