Coronavirus Layoff Surge Overwhelms Unemployment Offices
The best place to get a job right now might be the unemployment office.
In Washington State, where the coronavirus outbreak found its first foothold in the United States, officials are trying to fill multiple positions processing jobless claims.
“Due to the temporary closure of some businesses here in Washington State we are anticipating the need for additional staffing,” according to the job posting, which promises interviews next week.
It’s only the start of what will be a hiring boom by these government offices, which have been running on skeleton crews after years of historically low unemployment. Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts and …continued .
[Source: New York Times]