Helping Out America's Civilian-Soldiers

Reservists who are called up usually face a sizable income drop. Now, though, many employers are going all-out to make them whole

The idea of standing in harm's way is no doubt the biggest fear of the 50,000 military reservists who may be called to active duty in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But many civilian-soldiers have another source of anxiety: an abrupt cut in income as they go on the military's payroll.

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