The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating toll on the Latino community, especially Latino workers. Between March and April 2020, the Latino unemployment rate more than tripled, to 18.9%. And recent UnidosUS research shows that 61% of Latino households have lost income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hispanic Americans are on the front lines of the pandemic in essential jobs like health care and the food supply chain. But they also make up many workers who have lost their jobs in industries that have been devastated by COVID-19 such as hospitality, travel and transportation, and restaurants. At the same time, many Latinos are left out of the protections given by the economic relief packages. This threatens to undermine economic recovery and public health for all Americans.
This UnidosUS virtual roundtable will gather a group of elected officials and experts from the nonprofit sector who will outline these challenges and look at potential solutions to make sure all Latinos are included in the nation’s economic recovery.
Date: Wednesday, May 20
Time: 6:00 pm ET
For more information: https://unidosus.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t78SXlxtSK202j5EBpCeMw