Some unemployed Tennesseans are contacting the WMC Action News 5 Investigators saying other people are getting their unemployment money because their account information was changed without their knowledge.
Haushalter said the Shelby County Health Department is working to quickly scale up its COVID-19 response team. Officials received roughly 1,500 applications for the 141 jobs paid for by federal CARES Act funds.
New data released Thursday from the department shows a preliminary seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate of 14.7 percent for April 2020 -- an unprecedented spike of 11.4 percentage points from March’s revised rate of 3.3 percent.
Being stuck at home during the pandemic has led to isolation which can be damaging to a person's mental health, but some are now returning to work which is likely to cause anxiety as well. Experts at The Transformation Center in Memphis shared tips on facing these challenges.
In the midst of a pandemic where businesses close and employees are furloughed, the Bluff City is hiring. Full-time and part-time essential employees are needed for various jobs and the Memphis Chamber of Commerce has made it easier to find those available positions.