The number of unemployment claims in San Diego is rising sharply as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the people who are unemployed now were relying on big events, like festivals and concerts, to make their money. “I was looking forward to Coachella,” said Brian Burford, a stagehand who works at concerts and events across the country. Burford...
The cancelation of numerous festivals and events is leading to the unemployment of dozens of workers who depended on those events for income.