March 25, 2020

Nearly every industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and fashion is no exception. Events are cancelled or postponed, buying and selling has slowed, brick-and-mortar shops are closed, much of production has halted, and the supply chain has been completely shaken. Despite retailers and manufacturers dealing with the tumultuous repercussions of a global pandemic-and many […]

As businesses shutter and residents shelter in place inside their North Texas homes, employers feeling the economic stress of the coronavirus pandemic have begun laying off workers. The Texas Workforce Commission, the state agency that handles unemployment benefits and job services, will host a live Q&A at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to help Texans better understand […]

After reading about shortages of masks as COVID-19 spreads through the country, Mitch Lurie decided to do something about it. The Leather Sofa Co. – which husband and wife Mitch and DeAnn Lurie co-founded in 2004 – has shifted daily output at its Lewisville manufacturing facility from 20 pieces of furniture to 1,000 masks for […]

PepsiCo is hiring 6,000 new, full-time employees over the next month and is providing additional compensation to the more than 90,000 frontline employees – those who “make, move, and sell” PepsiCo products – at both PepsiCo Beverages North America and PepsiCo Foods North America. PepsiCo, the second largest global packaged food company by net revenue […]

Beginning March 25, laid-off hospitality workers can receive a free pickup meal each day Monday through Saturday at Furlough Kitchen — a collaboration with Front Burner Restaurants, Vestals Catering in East Dallas, and CitySquare, a local nonprofit dedicated to ameliorating the effects of poverty. Front Burner Restaurants is the restaurant innovation lab behind concepts such […]

March 24, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on incoming supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other resources to aid Texas’ response to COVID-19. The Governor announced that the newly established Supply Chain Strike Force has already secured more than $83 million of purchase orders for essential supplies. Additionally, the […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar briefed Texas House members on the state’s economy and budget Sunday night, saying that while it was too soon for specific forecasts, both are expected to take potentially massive hits in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple people who were on the conference call. The members-only call, led […]

JPMorgan Chase today announced a $50 million global philanthropic commitment to address the immediate public health and long-term economic challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Funds will support communities and people hit hardest by this public health crisis through an initial $15 million commitment, including: $5 million to provide immediate healthcare, food and other humanitarian […]

The global coronavirus pandemic brought nearly all professional, collegiate and high school sports to a screeching halt. With the pandemic affecting hundreds of thousands, dozens of professional athletes and organizations have stepped forward in an effort to provide aid. Here are some of the ways athletes and organizations are making contributions during the crisis:

With the COVID-19 virus having unprecedented impacts on our society and keeping millions of students and teachers home for the foreseeable future, AT&T* is stepping up to enable virtual classrooms across America. AT&T is offering schools a way to save on unlimited wireless broadband connectivity for students. Through May 22nd, qualified schools activating new lines […]