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Data inconsistencies in PPP loan numbers; Thousands of recipients showing zero jobs retained

Jul 12, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

When Quest Food Management Services was approved for a forgivable federal loan to help it preserve jobs during the pandemic, the Lombard-based company, which supplies meals to schools throughout the Chicago area, was so grateful that it issued a news release celebrating its ability to keep more than 830 people employed.

But data released Monday by the Small Business Administration detailing who received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program did not tie any jobs to Quest's $5.3 million...