While millions of American's remain jobless, it has emerged that The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, has been quietly doing something incredibly generous for his own crew during the lockdown.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to find out how he's helped out...
We are living in worrying and uncertain times.
via: GettyThe ongoing medical pandemic has brought a large proportion of our country into full lockdown, thus resulting in the closure of businesses and the loss of millions of jobs.
According to the government, under the financial relief bill signed last month, "the average worker who has lost his or her job will receive 100 percent of their salary for up to four full months."
via: GettyWell... That isn't exactly happening, is it?
President Trump expressed optimism in late March.
But, fast forward to May, and businesses are still suffering.
BREAKING: Gov Cuomo says New York will run out of supplies for medical professionals unless he gets immediate help… https://t.co/cB1N5eqULR— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1584978488.0
But new estimates have been released.
The most important thing Americans can do for one another is practice the mitigation strategies in the President's… https://t.co/Cyw609Lxi7— The White House (@The White House)1585834010.0
It's a dire situation.
As a former insurance exec I knew my old industry was out of touch, but this is bad: The industry got some rightwin… https://t.co/zui1pbCpHl— Wendell Potter (@Wendell Potter)1585841536.0
Millions of people are now unemployed.
6.6 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK. Double what economists expected. People are losing health… https://t.co/EVAOJQjXFp— Peter Daou (@Peter Daou)1585831563.0
It's a mushroom cloud of bad economic news.
In their new letter backing M4A, top economists note millions face loss of health care "because they're losing heal… https://t.co/4dNzerJcO6— Wendell Potter (@Wendell Potter)1585841538.0
It exposes the extent of the current economic devastation.
I’m no economist but isn’t the sharp line down bad? https://t.co/YSDKz9cPta— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1585748331.0
And it's only getting worse.
And this unemployment is set to rise another fifteen percent by mid-2020.Things cannot go on like this for much longer.
Fresh job losses are emerging every day.These are in the industries that were first hit by the virus, such as hotels and restaurants.
But damage is radiating out of other sectors now too.
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The government have started dishing out the cash...
United States has announced financial assistance of 274 million US Dollars to 64 countries including 2.9 million US… https://t.co/EoJxIi6aOI— ANI (@ANI)1585422544.0
But this simply isn't enough.Not only of the virus itself but of the implications it has regardless. You could lose your job, you mightn't be able to afford your rent? What will you do?
And, while many people have been furloughed from their jobs...
via: GettyOthers have been left with no support net from their employers whatsoever. Richard Branson, we're looking at you.
Many employers have come under fire for abandoning their staff...
via: GettyIncluding Ellen Degeneres, who has reportedly dumped her entire crew without a mere word of warning.
But, while the government and various employers flounder, there is one man who is doing his bit.
via: GettyThe Daily Show's host, Trevor Noah, has stepped forward to personally make sure that his staff are well looked after during this pandemic.
Now, Noah has been spreading an awful lot of kindness during this pandemic...
Trevor himself is continuing to broadcast from his home...Just without the expansive crew of camera operators, audio technicians, stage management personnel, and video operators who work in the studio. This means the entire film crew have been furloughed indefinitely.
But Trevor is dipping into his own pocket to ensure they won't fall short on money.
via: Getty“These are the people who have been on the show with Trevor from day one and help him put on the show," a source close to the production of the Daily Show told Variety. “Trevor is personally covering their salaries until the production business opens again. He respects his crew tremendously and feels it’s only right that they get through this together."
Noah is personally paying the salaries of twenty-five crew members...
via: GettyAnd has been doing so since the production of the show was halted last month.
What an amazing gesture.
via: GettyBut, sadly, not everyone is as generous. Keep scrolling to read about the criticism of Amazon's Jeff Bezos, and how he's been treating his own staff...