State To Hire Nearly 2,000 Temporary Staffers To Help Manage Surge In Unemployment ApplicationsThe state Employment Development Department plans to hire nearly 2,000 temporary full-time and hourly staff members in the coming weeks to hasten the delivery of unemployment benefits to workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Some Southbay Workers Laid Off Due To COVID-19 Making More On UnemploymentAfter getting laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, some workers make more money by staying at home on unemployment than they would if they still had their job.
2 Million Jobs Lost: California's April Jobless Rate Soars To 15.5%The nation's most populous state lost 2.3 million jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic that shuttered most businesses.
Better Together: 'Hunger At Home' Chefs, Hotel Execs Give Food To Unemployed Hospitality, Food WorkersWhen the hotel and restaurant world collapsed, they were left holding millions of pounds of food. Hunger at Home collected that food and is making it available to the workers, and anyone else who lost their jobs.
'There's Only One Bill To Prioritize -- Everything Else Is Negotiable': CBS Analyst Explains How To Navigate Outstanding Balances On Limited FundsJill Schlesinger, certified financial planner and CBS News business analyst, looks at how to devise a game plan for paying bills when money is tight.
Coronavirus Update: Bleak Outlook For Workers Suffering California's Record Unemployment RateNew figures released by the federal government show the national unemployment rate is at 14.7 percent, the worst unemployment rate since the Great Depression. Meanwhile, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state's unemployment rate could be even worse.
COVID-19 Commute Times Could Double If Bay Area Ditches Public Transit For CarsAs cities reopen, drivers may be dealing with COVID-19 pandemic-sized commute times if too many people ditch public transit and drive their cars instead, according to a study. In San Francisco, they could more than double.
Newsom: Expect Slow Economic Recovery From Coronavirus Pandemic's Devastating Financial ImpactWith stores, businesses and restaurants shuttered and record filings for unemployment, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday swatted down any hopes that California would quickly rebound from the economic cloud cast over the state by the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Update: California Unemployment Disbursements Top $10 Billion Since MarchGov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that the state has dispersed more than $10 billion in unemployment insurance throughout the state since March 15, shortly before the state’s COVID-19 coronavirus shelter-in-place order began.
Coronavirus Update: California Gov. Newsom Says Some 'Low-Risk' Businesses Eligible To Reopen FridayGovernor Gavin Newsom on Monday offered updates on the state's plans to track and trace contacts made by diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and said some low-risk businesses would be able to reopen as early as Friday.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Announces Record Unemployment Numbers, Promises Progress Toward ReopeningGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said a record of almost four million residents in the state have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the coronavirus emergency in March while promising California he would soon be making important moves toward reducing shelter order restrictions.
Coronavirus Update: San Jose Furloughing Part-Time Employees To Make Up For Revenue ShortfallsCity officials in San Jose have announced work furloughs for hundreds of part-time employees in non-essential jobs, citing at least $45 million in general fund "revenue shortfalls" by the end of the year.
Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Workers Now Allowed To File For Unemployment BenefitsAfter of waiting weeks for some form of state assistance, thousands of unemployed gig workers in California could finally begin filing for unemployment benefits on Tuesday.
Coronavirus Jobs: Millions Of Californians File For Unemployment; Dire Predictions Of What's AheadAt least 3.2 million Californians have filed for unemployment since the coronvirus outbreak began with about one in six American workers having lost their jobs in the past five weeks.
Coronavirus Update: State Analyst Believes Up To 15 Percent Of Californians Have Lost JobsGov. Gavin Newsom expects to spend up to $7 billion this year battling the coronavirus and the economic disruption it has unleashed as state budget experts warned lawmakers to prepare for revenue loss akin to the Great Recession.