- 2,637% increase in the number of unemployment claims in NYC from this time period in 2019, including over a 4,150% increase in claims in the Accommodation and Food Services industry statewide (Initial Claims Data).
- 2 out of 3 of all restaurant workers lost their jobs on a temporary or permanent basis (Parrot).
Hot Bread Kitchen:
- Disbursed first emergency checks, which would ultimately help 177 members weather the gap between income loss and delayed unemployment payments.
- Started offering resource guides to help members navigate unemployment and public benefits applications.