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‘I Did Something Useful’: Unemployed Workers Take On the Virus in Temp Jobs

‘I Did Something Useful’: Unemployed Workers Take On the Virus in Temp Jobs

‘I Did Something Useful’: Unemployed Workers Take On the Virus in Temp Jobs ‘I Did Something Useful’: Unemployed Workers Take On the Virus in Temp Jobs Those suggestions are now taped to the wall of his cubicle, where he works alongside fellow testers who used to work in many fields, including airline pilots and cabin crews. Before March, Mr. Lawrence’s …

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A ‘Great Cultural Depression’ Looms for Legions of Unemployed Performers

A ‘Great Cultural Depression’ Looms for Legions of Unemployed Performers

A ‘Great Cultural Depression’ Looms for Legions of Unemployed Performers A ‘Great Cultural Depression’ Looms for Legions of Unemployed Performers Many performers are relying on charity. The Actors Fund, a service organization for the arts, has raised and distributed $18 million since the pandemic started for basic living expenses to 14,500 people. “I’ve been at the Actors Fund for 36 …

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What Happens to the Unemployed When the Checks Run Out

What Happens to the Unemployed When the Checks Run Out

What Happens to the Unemployed When the Checks Run Out What Happens to the Unemployed When the Checks Run Out Poverty, which actually declined in the first months of the pandemic — reflecting the extraordinary relief offered by the CARES Act through the spring and early summer — has snapped back with a vengeance. According to estimates by Bruce D. …

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Unemployed Stage Actors to Face New Health Insurance Hurdle

Unemployed Stage Actors to Face New Health Insurance Hurdle

Unemployed Stage Actors to Face New Health Insurance Hurdle Unemployed Stage Actors to Face New Health Insurance Hurdle Facing enormous financial strain because of the shutdown of the theater industry, the health insurance fund that covers thousands of stage actors is making it more difficult for them to qualify for coverage. Currently, professional actors and stage managers have to work …

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Without $600 Weekly Benefit, Unemployed Face Bleak Choices

Without $600 Weekly Benefit, Unemployed Face Bleak Choices

Without $600 Weekly Benefit, Unemployed Face Bleak Choices Without $600 Weekly Benefit, Unemployed Face Bleak Choices When Latrish Oseko lost her job last spring, government aid helped prevent a crisis from becoming a catastrophe. A $1,700 federal stimulus payment meant that when her 26-year-old car broke down, she could replace it. The $600 a week in extra unemployment benefits from …

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The Unsung Heroes of Fashion, Now Mostly Unemployed

The Unsung Heroes of Fashion, Now Mostly Unemployed The Unsung Heroes of Fashion, Now Mostly Unemployed In a pre-coronavirus world, hundreds of editors, clients, stylists and celebrities would have converged on Paris this weekend, clacking over the cobblestones in their kitten heels for the couture shows. Those singular displays of fashion art — handmade clothes custom-ordered by the very few …

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