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How the Coronavirus Outbreak Is Devastating the Livelihood of Hourly Workers

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 16: As workplaces across sectors are closing their doors in compliance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many Americans are finding themselves with reduced hours or losing their jobs completely. A survey of over 700 workers conducted by Branch found that hourly workers are feeling the brunt of these closures more acutely than salaried workers. Here’s how the coronavirus has impacted these workers so far, as well as what’s being done to help people. Last updated: March 25, 2020 Pictured: A worker sanitizes the grandstand handrails despite being closed to the public for safety concerns over the coronavirus in Arcadia, California, on March 14, 2020. Photo by: Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM

The Toll on Hourly Workers

As workplaces across sectors are closing their doors in compliance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many Americans are finding themselves with reduced hours or losing their jobs completely. A survey of over 700 workers conducted by Branch found that hourly workers are feeling the brunt of these closures more acutely than salaried workers.

Here’s how the coronavirus has impacted these workers so far, as well as what’s being done to help people.

Last updated: March 25, 2020

Pictured: A worker sanitizes the grandstand handrails despite being closed to the public for safety concerns over the coronavirus in Arcadia, California, on March 14, 2020. Photo by: Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM

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