227:(news) Homeless Hotels & Nonprofit Jobs Rise

California Program Pays To Convert Hotels Into Homeless Shelters

California’s new Homekey program will spend nearly $600 million to buy hotels and motels and convert them into homeless shelters. The program is a positive step for both addressing issues of homelessness as well as aiding a hospitality industry hit hard by the pandemic, giving owners the chance to sell properties for a good cause. The state received $550 in federal coronavirus funds, and will include nearly $50 million in general state funds.

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Nonprofit Jobs Soar In March

March saw an 8.9% jump in nonprofit jobs, according to a new report published by The Center for Civil Society Studies (CCSS) at Johns Hopkins University. The additional 81,000 jobs represent the largest monthly rebound of jobs in the sector since August of last year.  All nonprofit fields saw gains, with education leading the way with an additional 45.6k jobs. Despite the gains, the sector is still down jobs totaling 830,000 (6.6%) from its pre-pandemic levels.

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