As safety net disappears, out-of-work Mainers plead for more help

Portland Press Herald

Some workers collecting jobless benefits are genuinely waiting to be recalled to their old jobs, Myall said. Others may have a hard time finding adequate childcare or have health problems that don’t want to put themselves in harms way.

“I think the unemployment numbers make it seem like there should be loads of people applying for jobs, but those numbers are a little trickier,” Myall said.

Click here to read the full story, first published July 27, 2020, in the Portland Press Herald.