Local businesses offer furloughed federal workers free food, jobs

Evel Pie is offering free slices of pizza to furloughed government workers on MLK Day. (Corwin Hall/KSNV)

With the government shutdown extending into its 31st day, many valley businesses are helping furloughed federal workers with a number of offers, including free food and jobs.

Evel Pie on Fremont Street in downtown is offering free pizza Monday, Jan. 21, to furloughed federal workers.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, any U.S. government employee affected by the shutdown can get a free slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza with a valid ID.

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Plus, in support of the ongoing teachers’ strike in Los Angeles, Evel Pie and The Golden Tiki, located near Spring Mountain Road and Valley View Boulevard, are offering an indefinite 25 percent discount to teachers with valid ID as well as any school district employees.

Managing Partner of The Golden Tiki and Evel Pie, Branden Powers, said, “Coming from a family of teachers and as a parent, I feel strongly about supporting teachers always. As far as the shutdown, regardless of any political views, hardworking government workers could use some help while things get resolved.”

The offer at Evel Pie is Monday only from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Golden Tiki is open 24 hours, and patrons must be 21 years of age or older.

BEER PARK, located at Paris Las Vegas, is also offering free meals and non-alcoholic drinks to federal employees affected by the shutdown.

The rooftop sports bar can be spans a 10,000-square-foot space overlooking the Strip.

Also, Deja Vu Services, Inc., the nationwide adult entertainment group, announced Sunday, Jan. 20, that it is offering anyone laid off or furloughed from a federal job a position at one of its gentleman's clubs or adult retail stores.

Positions include host, security guard, and waitstaff, among others.

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Kristi Flores, the company’s representative, said, "Government workers and politicians are among our most loyal guests, so we look at this as an opportunity to give back."

Those interested can apply at Deja Vu's website.

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