Politics | Washington debates how to roll out more relief without disincentivizing labor
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/09/20, 04:38 pm
WASHINGTON—Nicole Puerta works as a branch manager at Meador Staffing Services in Houston. For three years, she’s helped people get jobs. But she said the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a severe blow to temp agencies and the industry is just starting to recover.
“It just shocked us with how much business we lost,” Puerta said. “Our temps, our employees got laid off. And they couldn’t find another job; they kept calling us.”
For three months, from March to May, Puerta’s agency hardly had any work to offer.