Dispatches from Our Community: Changing Work: From Career Path to Survival Job
COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on low-income communities. During the crisis, this dispatch will provide stories from the front lines, data informing our work, and updates on the impact of your support. In this dispatch we hear how a Tipping Point grantee went from helping a jobseeker find a job with long-term opportunity to helping him find a job to survive.
April 7, 2020
Mary Therese is an Employment Services Associate at Upwardly Global, a Tipping Point grantee that helps immigrants and refugees succeed in professional careers. We spoke with her about how COVID-19 is impacting Upwardly Global’s job seekers, most of whom are unemployed or under-employed now that they’re here in the U.S., and aiming to return to their field of expertise:
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1.9 MILLION Californians have applied for unemployment benefits since March 12. Source.
14,000 businesses have been affected by San Francisco’s stay-at-home order. During March, the City received 77 notices of businesses laying off workers—5,676 employees in total. Source.
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