MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An estimated 350-thousand people in the hospitality industry are temporarily out of work.
For many of them, this means struggling to make ends meets.
Before the layoffs, Steven Hamblin could be found at Rail Garden working the floor.
He was one of the managers.
After the layoffs, Hamblin was forced to take a job making personal deliveries.
"It’s kinda nice,” said Hamblin. “I have never been a delivery driver or a handyman.”
Hamblin and a co-worker deliver items and offer handyman services
“I have helped move furniture,” Hamblin said. “We have done a little grocery shopping. I have done beer, liquor and wine. I helped a nice young lady move out of deceased mother’s house. She had a bunch of stuff over there.”
Hamblin said he is thankful for alternative work. The work lightened some of his financial obligations, but things could get tight.
“I have contacted my creditors and they’re working with me but not my student loans,” Hamblin said.
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