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Government hires designer to complete cafeteria restoration

on Monday,September 13,2010 22:09

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Interior designers have a growing number of employment options. Many work for private design firms, while others are self-employed as independent contractors. Those who work for themselves may be hired by the government to complete redesigns to its facilities.

For example, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services recently announced that its Capitol Cafeteria will receive new furniture and a redesigned customer seating area. An interior designer was hired in order to choose the furniture that would work best for the needs of the cafeteria's patrons.

No taxpayer money was used to purchase the furniture - which costs $151,000 in total - since the items were selected using the State Restaurant Fund. This initiative can be used to purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment that is needed to operate the cafeteria. Funding comes from a percentage of the profits made by the institution's sales.

The existing furniture, which is more than 10 years old, will be resold through the state's supplies and surplus operation warehouse. The new furniture will include 40 tables, 162 chairs, six booths, two curved half-wall booths as well as 14 receptacles for trash and recycling.

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