Jul 8, 2020

An investigation into unpaid labor at rehab centers

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An investigation by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows workers in rehab programs often don’t get paid. Plus, global joblessness is rising 10 times faster than during the Great Recession. And, how pay cuts have helped save jobs.

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Unemployment around the world is getting worse

A report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds that the pandemic is causing joblessness in the world’s biggest economies to rise 10 times faster than during the Great Recession. Marketplace's Nova Safo reports.

About a third of companies cut employee pay in response to COVID-19, survey finds

Jul 8, 2020
More than half of the companies making cuts say they helped avoid layoffs, for now.
Of the companies that cut employee pay in response to the pandemic, over half of them say cuts allowed them to avoid layoffs.
Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images

Investigation finds rehab programs across the U.S. require unpaid labor from clients

Jul 8, 2020
At least 300 rehab facilities in 44 states required unpaid labor from participants, investigators found.
Investigators found rehab participants doing everything from picking cotton in Georgia to doing doing construction on high rises in the San Francisco Bay Area, all with no or little pay.
Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director