We Went to Work. The Next Day, the World Shut Down.
While millions of Americans worked remotely during the COVID pandemic, millions more either showed up to a deadly job site or were thrown into unemployment. What will the recovery be like for them?
One Saturday last March, Gustavo, a thirty-nine-year-old single dad to three, went to work at a San Jose bar. “The next day,” he tells me, “the world shut down.” This was Gustavo’s first time being unemployed since he started working at the age of sixteen. Both the health and economic realities of the pandemic came […]