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Amid shades of Great Recession, day laborers struggle to find work amid coronavirus

By Ruben Vives March 30, 2020 Gabriel Reyes was $600 short of his $1,800 monthly rent and April was around the corner. The day laborer was so desperate for a job he created a cardboard sign that listed his welding skills and cellphone number. “I figure this way they know what I do since there’s so many of us out here,” he said. For a month, the husband and father of three had been soliciting work in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Paramount. In his pockets, he carried little pieces of paper with his name and number to give to potential employers. He couldn’t even calculate how many he had passed out. “I’ve only managed to ...