The Labor Department announced that the week ending April 11 saw an astonishing 5.25 million new jobless claims. In just four weeks, virtually all of the job creation since the Great Recession has been wiped out, and there have been 22 million new unemployment claims over the last month. That means the coronavirus pandemic has already more than doubled the job losses of the financial crisis.
While some people are capable of working from home, or have the savings that will allow them to wait out the worst of the crisis, many don’t have the financial resources to go without a paycheck. Others don’t have any reason to think they’ll be working again in the near future.
However, while many industries have been dealt a crushing blow, a handful of lucky ones are actually experiencing an explosion in demand. These businesses are working hard to hire thousands of new people