One in 10 Americans have applied for jobless benefits of some kind since the coronavirus pandemic started in the United States.
Texas State Senator Royce West is spearheading a campaign to get people connected with employers who need their help.
“This is a first of its kind event through Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas here in Dallas County,” West said. “This is a time to bring employers and potential employees together in a safe way.”
West estimates by the end of Wednesday, they will have virtually helped more than 1,000 people looking for work.
“This isn’t just for right now, but this is something that can become best practice for years to come. An effective and efficient way to pair people together,” West said.