Finding a job during Coronavirus

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Mackenzie Hoffman, Writer

Due to Coronavirus, many companies shut down, some switched to working online, and others cut down employees. Because companies have done this not only for their safety but for others, it is harder than usual to find a job.

In April, the unemployment percentage was 14.7% but in June the number went down to 11.1%. While this number doesn’t seem too big, it is the largest unemployment percentage in 70 years. More than 3.8 million laid-off workers had to apply for unemployment benefits to provide for themselves and their families.

Amber Grayson, a Northland Christian senior, says “I applied for a job at Prestonwood Kennels, a dog grooming place, but I was denied due to corona.” While some companies don’t need any more employees, Walmart hired 235,000 employees which means they’re putting themselves, and others at risk while working in the warehouse.

Although it can be difficult to find a new job, sometimes you can receive better pay at a new job, and it’s not too hard to apply. Of course, the first step would be to put your resume online and refresh your skills because many things can change since the last time applying for a job. Also, find out where you’re more competitive than other people who may be applying because you never know who you’re competing against when it comes to getting a job. Lastly, find someone who had to do the same thing to help because they would be the best person to ask if they lost their job due to Coronavirus, then now has a better job than the one they used to have.

Coronavirus has affected many people’s lives, not just job-wise, but also the people they love most. Stay safe while looking for a job during this pandemic.

 

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