unemployment | WCAI


Imagine leaving a job you really like to work fewer hours and live a more balanced life. Not an easy choice.

Then the pandemic hits, and your new employer shuts down.

That’s what happened to Sarah Butler. She lives in Bourne with her husband.

Liz Lerner

Nearly two months after Massachusetts curtailed business to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Charlie Baker plans to announce the first phase of reopening on Monday. But for many laid-off workers, the shock of unemployment is far from over.

Alecia Orsini

Cape Cod Healthcare furloughed more than 600 employees Thursday in an effort to heal financial wounds caused by the pandemic.

CEO Mike Lauf said he could no longer keep paying everyone in the face of mounting losses.