ROUNDUP: Area companies now hiring and 4 other North Houston stories

As unemployment numbers continue to climb, with more Texans already having filed for unemployment thus far in 2020 than in all of 2019, many Houstonians who have been furloughed or laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are now in the job market. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
As unemployment numbers continue to climb, with more Texans already having filed for unemployment thus far in 2020 than in all of 2019, many Houstonians who have been furloughed or laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are now in the job market. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

As unemployment numbers continue to climb, with more Texans already having filed for unemployment thus far in 2020 than in all of 2019, many Houstonians who have been furloughed or laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are now in the job market. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read some of the latest coronavirus coverage from North Houston.

HELP WANTED: These companies are currently hiring in the Greater Houston area

Workers in the Houston area who have been furloughed or laid off amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus can check this list for companies still hiring.

Cy-Fair projects move forward as developers adjust to coronavirus

With construction work deemed essential, most residential and commercial projects in the Cy-Fair area are moving forward, albeit with some delays.



With over $7.4 million raised, Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund to begin disbursing grants this week

The United Way of Greater Houston in partnership with the Greater Houston Community Foundation will begin distributing over $7.4 million in grants this week to nonprofit partners and grassroots organizations.

Patrick Jankowski ups Houston-area job loss projections to 250,000 in March, April

Regional economist Patrick Jankowski increased his estimate for total job losses in the Houston area from 150,000 through the end of the year to 250,000 for March and April alone.

Conroe ISD creates backup plan for graduations

Conroe ISD has finalized alternative plans for graduation ceremonies in case public gathering restrictions continue through May. The district outlined a potential schedule for June ceremonies, and some may have a limited or no audience.

Hannah Zedaker, Shawn Arrajj, Matt Dulin, Danica Smithwick and Andy Li contributed to this report.