Drivers, food preparation workers and more are at risk of seeing their positions go away — and Hispanic New Yorkers could get hit hardest, a new study found. The crisis is spurring calls for ambitious job-training efforts.
Restaurant owners thriving on delivery are looking to expand as others barely hang on. Pet, health and home décor operations are also among those bucking the pandemic economy as door on optimism cracks open.
The planned return of Shakespeare in the Park is among the signs of hope after the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and tens of millions of visitors. But the script for New York City’s tourism comeback is still being written.
Google, Amazon, Facebook and more investing in the city. But challenges remain — including whether remote work will mean many fewer tech workers in the office buildings and whether the sector can diversify.
The economic impact has proved disparate, with sectors like tourism devastated as Wall Street prospers. Predictions for the city’s prospects are in flux as vaccination progress and the Biden boost mix with unknowns.
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