Pat Hobbs, executive director of Cameron County Workforce Solutions, said during a press conference on Friday that 36,000 individuals in the county are without a job after being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said there are several programs available for the community that include retraining employees, since some jobs are not coming back due to the pandemic. He added they received $875,000 in grant money from the Texas Workforce Commission.
“These funds cover various types of assistance; one grant is called ‘layoff aversion.’ If a business is having trouble getting the resources to get back up and rehire their employees, we have some funding that can help,” he said.
“If the business needs to retrain its workforce and pivot to another delivery