Framingham's lowest-paid workers struggled pre-COVID. Can cash help them weather pandemic?
Thursday, June 30th, 2022

We are proud that ImpactMetrowest was cited as a source for this article in the MetroWest Daily News.

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Before the pandemic, roughly 10% of Framingham residents lived in poverty, according to a study by Impact MetroWest. An October 2019 unemployment rate of 2% suggests the vast majority of those living in poverty were working.

“Then, of course, the roof caved in,” she said.

Low-wage workers are the backbone of in-person jobs in industries from health care to hospitality, and they’ve borne some of the greatest risk of infection during a pandemic that spreads through person-to-person interactions. Read more.