Dozens of furloughed hospitality call on governor to fix unemployment system

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Thousands of hospitality workers are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic, and dozens of them made their way down Willow Drive in Orlando on Sunday with a message for Gov. Ron DeSantis: Fix the unemployment system now.

The workers decorated their cars with similar messages and formed a caravan, in an effort to send the message to the governor.

Inside the cars were frustrated hospitality workers who have been furloughed from employers like Disney.

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Since March 15, the state has only paid out 5% of filed unemployment claims.

“It’s just horrifying,” said Lacey Gamble, who was furloughed from Disney last month.

Gamble said the unemployment website hasn’t helped her at all. She said she is hopeful something will change soon.

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