Many employees in the U.S. are holding their breath, waiting to see if their jobs will be the next to disappear as the coronavirus pandemic cripples parts of the U.S. economy. But at the same time, hiring is ramping up in some industries.
Some 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits two weeks ago –– the highest ever increase in weekly jobless claims. As more Americans practice social distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, layoffs are hitting sectors that rely on foot traffic, such as brick-and-mortar retail, hospitality, and restaurants and bars.
Eugene Green is a native of New Orleans. He is a 1976 graduate of St Augustine High School, where he graduated Salutatorian, served as the elected President of the Student Body and served for four years in the renowned Marching 100 and Concert Bands.
Green graduated from Harvard University in 1980, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. Green served as the Manager of the Catering Division for Harvard Student Agencies, then and now the largest student-run corporation in the nation. He served as the elected President of the Harvard Black Students Association, and for his work, he earned the Frederick Douglas Award, as voted by his fellow students. Green also earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Tulane University.