April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020 Over half a million Texans have filed unemployment claims in the last 18 days as a result of COVID-19. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will soon outpace the total number of claims received in all of 2019. This unprecedented increase has led to long wait times, overwhelmed call centers and technical issues […]

April 2, 2020 As families continue to visit Target stores for the food, medicine and essential supplies they need, we’re committed to helping team members and guests stay safe and healthy. Today, we’re announcing additional social distancing and safety measures coming soon, including providing non-surgical face masks and gloves for team members to wear on […]

April 3, 2020 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the state’s largest health insurer, is waiving out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 treatment for its 6 million members. The insurer said Friday that the waiver applies to deductibles, copayments and coinsurance for treatment received from April 1 to May 31 at in-network facilities or for out-of-network […]

April 2, 2020 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) today announced $30 million in charitable support of coronavirus relief efforts, primarily directed toward basic needs and hardship relief programs across the markets in which PNC operates. “The safety and well-being of our customers, employees and the communities we serve has always been a top […]

April 3, 2020 Dallas County commissioners on Friday extended the state’s first stay-at-home order until May 20, after a tense two-hour meeting punctuated by debates over hospital readiness, the cost of the coronavirus pandemic and how best to help the region’s most vulnerable. The extension comes 24 days after Dallas County announced its first confirmed […]

April 3, 2020 Weathering a crisis means being a part of the solution. That’s the foundation of Dallas-based Borden Dairy’s business model. Founded in 1857, just before the American Civil War, Borden has a long history and tradition of serving up creative solutions during times of crisis. The dairy processor and distributor supplied milk to […]

March 31, 2020 The Thryv Small Business Foundation announced today its Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program, a grant application program that will award immediate grants to struggling small businesses. The program, sponsored by Thryv, Inc., its leadership team, several Thryv, Inc. board members and other donors, will award qualifying applicants grants between $2,500 and $15,000. […]

For the first time in nearly a decade, the U.S. suffered a net loss of jobs as the coronavirus began to take hold in the country. But a monthly snapshot from the Labor Department shows only the first pinpricks of what will soon be a gaping wound. U.S. employers shed 701,000 jobs in March, according […]

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020 The Dallas Regional Chamber is turning its “Say Yes to Dallas” web site typically used for talent attraction and retention into a source for in-demand jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. The new site, set up a week ago, lets job seekers use keywords such as hospital, grocery and food to find job […]

April 2, 2020 Dallas-based architecture firm HKS has identified how to convert hotels into hospitals within 10 days as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate in the United States and worries grow about whether hospital capacity can meet the expected surge of demand. If some coronavirus predictions are even partially accurate, the health care system’s […]