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ROUNDUP: Area companies hiring and other stories for South Houston readers

ROUNDUP: Area companies hiring and other stories for South Houston readers

Read some of the latest coronavirus coverage from South 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.

Fort Bend ISD expects to finish year with budget surplus despite spending $1.6 million on coronavirus response

In a presentation to the Fort Bend ISD school board, Chief Financial Officer Bryan Guinn said additional costs associated with the coronavirus were offset by savings from shutting down schools and travel, and an undetermined amount of aid will be disbursed to the district as a result of the federal economic stimulus bill.

METRO: 3 bus operators test positive for coronavirus

Three additional bus drivers with the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases for the agency to 10 employees and one contractor.

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.

Hannah Zedaker, Claire Shoop, Hunter Marrow, Matt Dulin and Danica Smithwick contributed to this report.