Getting Back to Work: More Job Opportunities As States Reopen

Posted at 7:28 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 07:28:51-04

LANSING, Mich. — As the unemployment rate sits at an all time high, there are parts of the economy that are starting to rebound. So a big question for people out of work -- how can you succeed in the current job market? Chris Conte reports.

It's been three and a half months since Greg Morrison received a pay check. Three and a half months sitting in his LA apartment searching for work.

Every time you slide your credit card to pay the groceries, every time you write that rent check there’s that voice in your head that knows it’s coming out of your savings.

As a TV producer this 33-year-old lost his job as soon as the virus hit. He's been getting unemployment but even that isn't reliable. "They are seven weeks behind on my unemployment payment,"

Greg's search for work though has finally paid off.

With more states starting to slowly reopen, new TV shows are in the works, Greg was able to land a producing job starting in June.

Work is going to be a lot different this time, there’s no office, I’ll be working from home for the foreseeable future

Sixty percent of people making 40 thousand dollars or less lost their jobs, that’s just huge

David Parsley is an economist.

He says jobs are slowly starting to come back, but not as quickly as we thought. "I mean it’ll be a five years before the full recovery." But there are still some jobs available.

In Greg Morrison's case .. he kept checking in with contacts daily, which finally guided him to an opening.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but you’ve gotta keep working your way toward that light.

Some Americans finally finding that light, as the country slowly "Rebounds."

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