The California Employment Development Department is hiring more than 1,800 people to manage the surge in unemployment benefits claims following the state shutdown orders.

The Sacramento Bee reports that, “These new workers will assist in call centers, analyze wage documents and handle the over 5.1 million claims that the EDD has already processed since the pandemic began.”

For cynics, there is kind of a cruel irony about this recent story in The Sacramento Bee.

For optimists, perhaps a certain symmetry.

For those seeking work, it is a ray of hope.

Whatever you call it, it is nice to know someone is hiring these days.