September 24, 2020
Broke in Philly

Pa. unemployment rate drops from historic high

After widespread job shedding in March and April, just over half of those who lost work in the commonwealth had been rehired by August, new numbers from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry show. But job gains are spread unevenly across different fields. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

COVID-19 Coverage

Workers stressed because of COVID-wrecked hotel industry

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COVID-19’s economic aftershocks have hit the hospitality industry especially hard. Experts say it may not return to pre-pandemic strength until as late as 2023. That disruption presents both an immediate financial hardship, and a long-term, existential one as veteran employees face the prospect of losing financial stability and status accrued over decades of work. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

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Council to investigate Philadelphia Landlord-Tenant Officer

The court officer was the subject of a recent WHYY News investigation that found the current appointee, Marisa Shuter, is the daughter of a former Municipal Court president judge and is married to Judge David C. Shuter. The latter has occasionally presided over eviction cases, resulting in his wife’s office collecting related fees when he ruled in landlords’ favor. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Workers stressed because of COVID-wrecked hotel industry

COVID-19’s economic aftershocks have hit the hospitality industry especially hard. Experts say it may not return to pre-pandemic strength until as late as 2023. That disruption presents both an immediate financial hardship, and a long-term, existential one as veteran employees face the prospect of losing financial stability and status accrued over decades of work. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Income and Wages

coronavirus

Workers stressed because of COVID-wrecked hotel industry

COVID-19’s economic aftershocks have hit the hospitality industry especially hard. Experts say it may not return to pre-pandemic strength until as late as 2023. That disruption presents both an immediate financial hardship, and a long-term, existential one as veteran employees face the prospect of losing financial stability and status accrued over decades of work. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Health

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Education

Housing

Council to investigate Philadelphia Landlord-Tenant Officer

The court officer was the subject of a recent WHYY News investigation that found the current appointee, Marisa Shuter, is the daughter of a former Municipal Court president judge and is married to Judge David C. Shuter. The latter has occasionally presided over eviction cases, resulting in his wife’s office collecting related fees when he ruled in landlords’ favor. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Community and Family

Transportation

Civic and Community Engagement

Civic and Community Engagement

YEAH Philly in contract for community center building

The Black-led organization will continue its work in offering a holistic approach to helping teens involved in or otherwise affected by violence, with as many wrap-around services as they can. That includes paid work, family financial assistance, peer mediation, and of course, a place to hang out. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)

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