I'm working on a story about local hospitality workers who haven't yet returned to work or haven't had the ability to do so. The state released a report earlier this week, and it revealed a mixed bag for the state's economic recovery. Hit the hardest has been leisure and hospitality, with 46.2% of jobs lost year-over-year in the sector.
Business closures have been a factor, experts say, but worry about returning to work in a pandemic and wages that don't make a return worth it could be others.
Are you someone waiting to get back to work? If you're willing to share, comment on this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.