But there is hope the federal program can be a useful tool in attracting new business development during Hawaii’s economic recovery.
The state’s huge backlog of jobless claims has left many waiting weeks for benefits. For some, the loss of work has derailed dreams for starting over.
Hawaii’s long-term economic plan is a blank slate by design to be filled in by an ensemble cast, says Alan Oshima, Hawaii’s economic recovery chief.
The industry, which employs 85,000 workers, has fallen off the cliff. Will going into a bar and restaurant be the same if the COVID-19 crisis eases?
Those who don’t speak English, don’t have computers or lack bank accounts hit barriers using the swamped system.
A new University of Hawaii report paints a grim picture for Hawaii’s economic outlook.
Thousands of people are trying to apply for unemployment insurance as Hawaii’s tourism and service industries tumble.
Hawaii’s hotel and service industry workers are losing their jobs as COVID-19 pummels the state’s tourist industry.
Many of the state’s fastest-growing areas of employment remain in service and tourism jobs that make it tough to get by in Hawaii’s pricey economy.