Tag Archives: Workers

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

This story also ran on LAist. This story can be republished for free (details). Before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the entertainment industry in March, Jeffrey Farber had a steady flow of day jobs in film and television, including work on “Hunters” and “Blue Bloods.” But when theaters, movies and TV shows stopped production, not… Read More »

Financial Insecurity Among U.S. Workers Will Worsen in the Pandemic — Especially for Women

Millions of mainstream, Main Street Americans entered 2020 feeling income inequality and financial insecurity in the U.S. The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating financial stress in America, hitting women especially hard, based on PwC’s 9th annual Employee Financial Wellness Survey COVID-19 Update. For this report, PwC polled 1,683 full-time employed adults between 18 and 75 years… Read More »

New Yorkers sing ‘Lean on Me’ to honor essential workers during coronavirus pandemic

The screen of the Hard Rock Cafe is illuminated in blue as part of the “Light It Blue” initiative to honor healthcare workers, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, New York, U.S. April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (Reuters) – It starts as it has around the world with people… Read More »

As COVID-19 drives demand for some healthcare workers, others furloughed

The coronavirus crisis has created a stratified impact on the healthcare workforce, with front-line doctors and nurses and select specialists in high demand, while others are finding demand for their jobs is dropping precipitously. Temporary workers —​ such as traveling nurses — are in especially high demand, according to staffing firms. And while most hospitals… Read More »