Jack’s Diving Locker has been using federal relief money to provide free summer camps to kids. The tourism reopening may be just in the nick of time.
Kit Furderer used to bring in six figures a year. Now he’s living on $500 a week in federal assistance.
Even when the state reopens to tourism in mid-October, Maria “Coco Maria” Camero said she won’t be able to pick up where she left off with her successful tour guiding business. For now, she’s catering to the needs of quarantined residents and visitors.
More than 300 people applied for 24 openings in a job training program for Kauai residents who lost work due to the coronavirus.
Three residents share their strategies for overcoming longterm unemployment and sunken business models as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the local economy.