Atlanta’s Low-Wage Workers: Most at Risk, First to be Cut in Crisis

As virus-linked actions slam the brakes on the metro Atlanta economy, the first to be hurt are the workers who are already in the most precarious positions, earning low wages and living paycheck to paycheck. Restaurants are going to “take out only” — or closing altogether — and many of those people see their jobs cut.

“The closing may be necessary, but we don’t have an economic system in place to support those workers,” said GBPI Senior Policy Analyst Alex Camardelle. “These folks are going to deplete their savings or they are going to go deeper into debt.”

Read the full story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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