As the economy starts to slowly reopen in Fresno County amid COVID-19 restrictions, many companies are reporting large layoffs, according to the Employment Development Department.

The most recent unemployment data through March shows Fresno County at 10.8% unemployment, nearly double the 5.6% state rate.

One of the largest employers to report recent numbers, the nonprofit California Teaching Fellows Foundation, placed 460 employees on temporary layoff.

“We’re a Story of Resilience”

“We’re a story of resilience. Our community needs leaders, needs teachers. And we’re going to continue to be here for a long, long time, serving our community.”Mike Snell, CEO of CTFF

Mike Snell, the CEO of CTFF, says his foundation connects more than 2,000 area college

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