While many cities across the nation are beginning to see jobs being regained, San Diego, one of the biggest California cities, is still seeing the opposite. On top of that, there doesn’t seem to be a light coming soon for San Diego, according to San Diego business attorney Brad Nakase at the Nakase Wade Law Firm.
To determine how bad the job loss may get in San Diego, there was a survey done of 681 businesses. These businesses state that over 380 of them plan to get rid of 12,000 jobs. That makes up over 50% of the total workforce in the city, says Brad Nakase who is a lawyer for employers in the County.
While San Diego in general is experiencing extreme job loss, the downtown area is getting the brunt of it. In just downtown San Diego alone, there have been over 7,000 jobs lost.
To try to determine what San Diego is going to look like in the coming weeks and months, a chart was created to show how businesses felt hopeful about seeing a shift in unemployment.
With that being said, some people have been able to keep their jobs because they are working remotely. Over half of all employees in this area are working remotely right now.
While many businesses have stopped hiring, there are still some that are such as professional service industries along with some others such as communications, healthcare, defense, and more.
Because there is such a lack of jobs, many people have filed for unemployment to help them through these times, especially in high-rate cities such as San Diego.
However, people now live in fear that the government is going to enforce businesses to stop hiring completely.
Since there are few people with jobs, spending has also significantly decreased which has plummeted the economy.
With all of this loss and negativity, there is a potential positive outcome as there has been a slight increase in the regaining of jobs since March.