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Due to the devastating effects of COVID-19, the nonfarm payroll fell by 701,000 in March and, the unemployment rate spiked up to 4.4%. It is the first decline in payroll since September 2010. 

March saw the unemployment percentage increase by 0.9%, which is the highest over the month increase since January 1975. March also saw the number of unemployed people rise from 1.4 million to 7.1 million. 

 The unemployment rate, which rose to 4.4%, is the highest since August 2017. Its effects can be seen throughout several industries. The leisure and hospitality industry, professional and business services, social assistance industry, retail trade, and construction were some of the worst affected due to the ongoing pandemic.

Due to several layoffs across industries, unemployment claims spiked across the country. Several state unemployment offices could not take the increased pressure of applications, causing their servers to crash. The Federal government and state governments are trying their best to expand the unemployment insurance framework so that unemployed people receive benefits ASAP. To know more about filing for UI in the times of COVID-19 click here

Here Are Some Key Takeaways About The Unemployment Report

Major Ups and Downs in March

459,000 job losses took place in the leisure and hospitality industry. Most of the job losses took place in the food and beverage vertical. The accommodation industry also saw a loss of 29,000 jobs in March. 

The health care and social assistance industry also took a big hit due to the ongoing pandemic. Employment dropped by 61,000 in March, with dentists, physicians, and a lot of general health practitioners losing their jobs. This industry was doing reasonably well over the last year, adding 374,000 jobs, but COVID-19 changed things drastically.

19,000 jobs were lost in the social assistance vertical, with the largest amount of job losses taking place in child daycare services. 

The professional and business services sector saw job losses of 52,000, with the temporary health services sector getting hit the hardest. 

The retail trade sector saw  46,000 job losses. The sectors affected were clothing accessory stores, furniture stores, and music stores.

The construction industry saw a decrease of 29,000 jobs in March, with the nonresidential and civil engineering construction sector getting hit the most. The mining industry was also hit hard and saw job losses of 6,000 

Not all hope was lost, as the Federal Government employment increased by 18,000, and general merchandising stores hired 10,000 people. 

Establishment Survey Data

The average hourly earnings for private nonfarm payroll employees went up by 11% and currently stands at $28.62. There was a slight decrease in the average workweek for all private nonfarm payroll workers, and it dropped by 0.2 hours to 34.2 hours. 

The hourly earnings for private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees spiked up by 10 cents to $24.07. Production and nonsupervisory employee’s average workweek decreased by 0.3 hours to 33.4 hours. 

The number of jobless people who were out of work for more than 5 weeks, increased unemployment to 1.5 million. The labor force participation rate decreased by 0.7 percent in March and currently stands at 62.7%. A total of 109,000 discouraged workers believed that there were no jobs available for them in March. 

  Household Survey Data

Workers Group  Unemployment Rate
Adult Men 4 percent
Adult Women 4 percent 
Teenagers 14.3 percent 
White Population 6.7 percent
Black Population 4.1 percent
Asian Population  6 percent
Hispanics  6 percent

There was an increase in unemployment for all workers groups in March, except for the black population, which saw a decline in the unemployment rate compared to February.  

Conclusion 

Clearly, COVID-19 has had a terrible impact on the job market. What’s yet to be seen is,  how fast the American economy can rise to the challenge and conquer this problem. Back when the recession hit in 2008, it took a couple of years for the economy and job market to bounce back. Let’s hope things getter better, much faster this time around.

 

There is little doubt that coronavirus has taken the world by storm. With West Virginia reporting a confirmed case, all 50 states in the United States are now affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The deadly virus is not only lead to the shutdown of the states and assaulted the U.S. economy but also increased the unemployment rate. For those losing employment through no fault of their own, filing for UI benefits can be an effective way to overcome the unexpected financial crisis.

Amid the outbreak of coronavirus, many states have eased the unemployment benefits criteria and are offering immediate financial relief to those who have lost employment owing to the COVID-19 pandemic impacts such as travel restrictions, project cancelation, temporary shutdown of social gathering places, etc.

In this article, we will have a detailed look at the number of COVID-19 cases in popular states, the unemployment rate, and the unemployment benefits (UI) offered.

STATES CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 2020 UI BENEFITS (MAX/WEEK)
Florida 146,341 12.9% $275
Michigan 70,223 22.7% $363
California 223,645 15.5% $450
New Jersey 176,399 15.3% $696
Illinois 143,514 16.4% $648
Nevada 17,894 28.2% $426
Ohio 51,655 16.8% $598
New York 417,328 14.5% $435
North Carolina 63,734 12.2% $350
Pennsylvania 90,555 15.1% $561
Oregon 8,485 14.2% $538
Washington 33,391 15.4% $713
Connecticut 46,362 7.9% $688
Kentucky 15,347 15.4% $502
Virginia 62,189 10.6% $378
Georgia 79,417 11.9% $330
Minnesota 35,861 8.1% $740
Maryland 67,254 9.9% $430
Massachusetts 108,768 15.1% $1153
Indiana 45,228 16.9% $390
Colorado 32,511 11.3% $573
Louisiana 57,095 14.5% $284
Tennessee 42,297 14.7% $275
New Hampshire 5,760 16.3% $427
Missouri 21,778 9.7% $320
Iowa 28,874 10.2% $559
Wisconsin 28,058 14.1% $370
Oklahoma 13,172 13.7% $520
Alabama 37,175 12.9% $265
Utah 21,664 9.7% $543
Arizona 76,987 12.6% $240
South Carolina 34,644 12.1% $326
Rhode Island 16,764 17.0% $707
Arkansas 20,257 10.2% $451
Hawaii 900 22.3% $630
Kansas 14,513 11.2% $474
Maine 3,219 10.6% $667
Idaho 5,752 11.5% $414
West Virginia 2,870 15.2% $424
Montana 919 11.3% $518
Nebraska 19,042 8.3% $414
Delaware 11,376 14.3% $330
Vermont 1,208 15.6% $466
Mississippi 26,567 15.4% $235
Wyoming 1,450 9.2% $489
Alaska 904 12.9% $442
District of Columbia 10,292 11.1% $444
South Dakota 6,716 10.2% $390

Have you lost your employment due to the Coronavirus? File a claim for unemployment benefits through a hassle-free process and get benefited during this tough time.

There is little doubt that coronavirus has taken the world by storm. With West Virginia reporting a confirmed case, all 50 states in the United States are now affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The deadly virus is not only leading to the shutdown of the states and assaulting the U.S. economy but also is increasing the unemployment rate. For those losing employment through no fault of their own, filing for unemployment benefits can be an effective way to overcome the unexpected financial crisis.

Amid the outbreak of coronavirus, many states have eased the unemployment benefits criteria and are offering immediate financial relief to those who have lost employment owing to the COVID-19 pandemic impacts such as travel restrictions, project cancelation, temporary shutdown of social gathering places, etc.

In this article, we will have a detailed look at the number of COVID-19 cases in popular states, the unemployment rate, and the unemployment benefits (UI) offered.

STATES CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 2020 UI BENEFITS (MAX/WEEK)
Florida 217 2.8 $275
Michigan 65 3.8 $363
California 727 3.9 $450
New Jersey 267 3.8 $696
Illinois 161 3.5 $648
Nevada 56 3.6 $426
Ohio 67 4.1 $598
New York 1,708 3.8 $435
North Carolina 66 3.6 $350
Pennsylvania 115 4.7 $561
Oregon 68 3.3 $538
Washington 1,014 3.9 $713
Connecticut 68 3.7 $688
Kentucky 27 4.3 $502
Virginia 67 67 $378
Georgia 150 3.1 $330
Minnesota 62 3.2 $740/week
Maryland 60 3.3 $430
Massachusetts 218 2.8 $1153
Indiana 30 3.1 $390
Colorado 186 2.5 $573
Louisiana 196 5.3 $284
Tennessee 78 3.3 $275
New Hampshire 26 2.6 $427
Missouri 15 3.5 $320
Iowa 29 2.8 $559
Wisconsin 72 3.5 $370
Oklahoma 17 3.3 $520
Alabama 36 2.7 $265
Utah 51 2.5 $543
Arizona 20 4.5 $240
South Carolina 47 2.4 $326
Rhode Island 23 3.4 $707
Arkansas 22 3.5 $451
Hawaii 13 2.7 $630
Kansas 16 3.1 $474
Maine 32 3.1 $667
Idaho 9 2.8 $414
West Virginia 1 5.0 $424
Montana 9 3.5 $518
Nebraska 18 2.9 $414
Delaware 16 4.0 $330
Vermont 10 2.4 $466
Mississippi 21 5.5 $235
Wyoming 10 3.7 $489
Alaska 3 6.0 $442
District of Columbia 31 5.2 $444
South Dakota 11 3.4 $390

Have you lost your employment due to coronavirus? File a claim for unemployment benefits through a hassle-free process and get benefited during this tough time.

February saw a very slight change in the number of unemployed people as compared to the previous month. It currently stands at 5.8 million. Total nonfarm payroll in February rose by 273,000. This is a notable increase as compared to January. The unemployment rate stands at 3.5%, having dropped by 0.1% from January. 

Major Ups and Downs in February

Job gains took place in the sectors of health care, social assistance, food & beverages, government sector, financial sector, and in the professional and technical and financial services verticals. 

The health care sector added 32,000 jobs. Notable job gains took place for physicians, home health care services, and hospitals.

The social assistance sector saw significant gains of 25,000 jobs, with the bulk of gains coming from individual and family services. 

53,000 jobs were added to the food and drinking places sector. 45,000 jobs were added to the government sector last month. 

The construction sector, professional and technical services sector, and the financial industry saw significant job growth in February.

Establishment Survey Data

February saw the average hourly earnings for employees on private nonfarm payroll increase by 9% to $28.52. This is a slight increase as compared to the last month. The average workweek for all employees stood at 34.4 hours, which is an increase of 0.1 % compared to last month. 

Participation in the labor force remained at 63.4%, and the number of people employed part-time due to economic reasons stood at 4.3 million. February saw 1.4 million people who were marginally attached to the workforce. 405,000 discouraged workers were present in February. 

Household Survey Data

Workers Group  Unemployment Rate
Adult Men 3.3 percent
Adult Women 3.1 percent
Teenagers 11.0 percent 
White Population 3.1 percent
Black population 5.8 percent 
Asian population  2.5 percent
Hispanics 4.4 percent

The unemployment rate for adult men remains the same as last month. Women’s unemployment rate saw a 0.1% decrease in February. The teenage unemployment rate dropped significantly in February. 

Unemployment for the white population remains the same as last month. On the other hand, the black population’s unemployment dropped by 0.2%. There was a significant drop in the unemployment rate for the Asian population, while the Hispanic population saw a slight increase.

Final Analysis

Despite the Coronavirus outbreak, the American job market has not yet reflected a hit. February has been a good month for job seekers with the addition of 273,000 jobs. Job seekers should look at this report and feel quite hopeful as the job market is open to hiring right now. Let’s hope that it remains steady in the near future. 

 

Job seekers with a disability find it quite challenging to get suitable opportunities to their liking. To overcome this, candidates with disabilities need to highlight their relevant skills to potential employers asserting they are well-suited for the job. The key is not to be self-conscious about your perceived weaknesses and show the hiring manager why you are best suited to the position.

The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act is a civil rights law that forbids discrimination towards all people with disabilities. The ADA defines a disability as any physical or mental damage that has a significant impact on life activities, such as breathing, seeing, walking, lifting, sleeping, and taking care of yourself. 

Jobs With Disabilities

Despite your disability, you have to meet the essential job requirements that you are applying for. These can include your education, experience, skillset licensing, etc. If you do not meet the critical job criteria, the employer is under no obligation to hire you. Another vital aspect of qualifying for a job is that you are expected to perform basic tasks without any assistance. 

 We have listed down a few points that you should not overlook when attending an interview to improve your chances of bagging that job you want. 

Seek Assistance from Job Hunting Resources

There are a lot of support groups for people who have limitations. They offer services like job training, job assistance, and lots more. Some of the support groups are mentioned below:

  1. The Job Accommodation Network is a service provided by the Department of Labor. They offer advice and guidance on how to maximize your efforts to get a job if you have a disability.
  2. The Workforce Recruitment Program is a referral and recruitment program that helps connect employees in the federal sector to job seekers with disabilities.

There are several events that help workers with disabilities find the right job. Never hesitate to put yourself out there, as these events are a great chance to network and meet potential employers.

You are Entitled To Disability Non-Disclosure

Disability disclosure means that you do not need to reveal your disability on your CV or cover letter. If your disability does not impact the job requirements of the role, legally you don’t have to reveal it. But at times, you may need to attend an interview in a building without ramp access. In such a situation, you will need to inform your potential employer about your disability.

Always Ask For What You Need In The Interview 

The interview is the time to discuss and understand what you are expected to do as part of the job. This is the time to tell the potential employer that you may require a workstation that suits your needs. This may mean sourcing a special ergonomic desk or installing a communication system if you are deaf/mute, etc.

If You are Asked a Tough Question Handle it With Courtesy 

If you are asked a question about your disability that you are not comfortable answering, try saying something positive. The ADA clearly states that it is illegal to ask about the candidate’s medical history.

Dress Well

Always be formally dressed when you go for an interview. Don’t try to hide your disability by covering it up for an interview. Stay confident and always answer questions to point. 

Final Statement

You may be eligible for disability insurance if you are unemployed. It will help you get by in times of difficulty. A disability can be temporary or permanent, but you are entitled to claim this insurance. 

 

With every election that takes place, thousands of Americans come out to cast their vote for the candidate of their choice. Conducting a fair election involves a lot of effort and a huge support team. The U.S Election Assistance Commission encourages people to become election workers on Election Day. Jobs in elections season require people who are focused hardworking, and particularly interested in doing good for society at large.

Election workers are generally paid a small stipend for the work they perform. The primary responsibility of an election worker is registering voters, issuing ballots, monitoring the voter equipment, counting votes, and explaining to voters how to use the voting equipment. 

With the presidential election season not too far away, there are a lot of full time and part-time opportunities out there for anyone interested. Let’s take a closer look at the different election jobs available this season.

1) Election Poll Worker

The key responsibility of an election poll worker is to oversee the polling site on election day. They issue ballots, distribute badges, and so on. They also may be required to work long hours, and at times their day can stretch anywhere between 12-14 hours. 

The requirements to become an election poll worker are as follows:

  1. You should be a registered voter in the county where the municipality is.
  2. You need to pass a basic course in English that requires you to speak, read, and write the language fluently. 

Election poll workers can earn anywhere between $150 to $250 on the day of elections though this depends on the level of elections conducted.  

 2) Communications Coordinator 

A communication coordinator is required to write public information material, prepare news releases for the party they represent, take care of internal communications, and so on. The communication coordinator is required to start work at least six months before the voting day. They are supposed to maximize media coverage for the party that they represent in the days prior to the elections.

The basic requirements to become a communication coordinator for election season is:

  1. A high school diploma or degree in communications specialized in journalism, public relations, or technical writing. 
  2. Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

3) Polling Outreach Executive 

The primary responsibility of the polling outreach executive is to inform and educate the public on how to go about voting. The outreach coordinator should also reach out to senior citizens, college students, and prisoners eligible to vote, to inform them about their voting rights. An outreach coordinator starts work two months before polling day to maximize communication efforts.  

You would require the following to become a successful polling outreach coordinator:

  1. A high school diploma or any outreach or social work experience.
  2. Excellent customer service skills and strong communication.

4) Technology Specialist 

The role of a technology specialist is to record and maintain the voter database and keep voter privacy intact. Additional responsibilities for a technology specialist can include tech repairs maintaining audio ballots, and so on.

You would require the following to be a successful Election Technology Specialist:

  1. Knowledge or work experience in operating various software.
  2. A high school diploma in science or a bachelor’s degree in computer technology.

 Closing Thoughts

Whether you are unemployed or want to do something different in your life, Jobs in the election season can be an outstanding learning experience. You might get to meet leaders of the state, deal with senior politicians, and interact with several diplomats. You should definitely consider these jobs not only are they a great experience, but they also have a lot of value if you want to tighten your CV.

 

Employment is undoubtedly essential for meeting one’s basic requirements. It promotes self-esteem, self-realization, and satisfies creative urges. Conversely, unemployment has adverse effects on mental health. Read on to know more about how unemployment and mental health are interconnected. 

According to statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States rose to 3.6% in 2020. Several factors, such as changing policies, climate change, widespread epidemics like coronavirus, etc. have contributed to the rise in the unemployment rate. 

Unemployment and Mental Health

With that said, unemployment, particularly when involuntary or unexpected, takes a toll on one’s mental balance. An unemployed person displays lower levels of psychological well-being than the employed. When one experiences unemployment for an extended period, he/she can report several mental disorders & conditions such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, substance abuse, to name a few. In some extreme cases, psychological distress can lead to violent and suicidal behaviors. Let us have a brief look at the impacts of unemployment on mental health.

Depression 

As per statistics, about 6.7% of US adults experience major depressive disorder after a job loss. When individuals remain unemployed for a longer time, it is natural for them to feel a sense of hopelessness. Some just feel disappointed, and others may disconnect themselves from family, friends, and social life as they find it difficult to face people and questions on the unemployment that arises during the conversation. Some of the symptoms of depression include:

  • Social isolation
  • Irritability 
  • Feeling of hopelessness
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of concentration 
  • Hypersomnia 

In some extreme cases, individuals can also experience hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, and delusions. 

Anxiety 

Anxiety is another major psychological disorder attributed to long-term unemployment. When individuals no longer have a source of revenue, they become anxious about everything. How to fulfill the needs of the family? How to pay utilities, rent, medical, meals, and children’s school fees? Such thoughts can haunt them all the time. Some of the symptoms of anxiety are:

  • Restlessness
  • Excessive worry 
  • Irritability 
  • Specific phobia
  • Sleep disturbance 
  • Muscle tension

Long-term anxiety or chronic anxiety can result in physical health issues such as respiratory and urinary problems, and many more.  

Low self-esteem 

Unemployment and mental health conditions, like self-esteem, are closely linked. When employed, individuals would feel a sense of purpose and critical contributors to society. But when they lose the job or remain unemployed for a longer duration, they experience the feeling of worthlessness, incompleteness, and lack of confidence. Further, due to low self-esteem, the unemployed person might see disapproval or rejection even when there isn’t any. Some of the common signs of low self-esteem are as follows:

  • Social isolation
  • Sensitive to criticism 
  • Indecisive
  • Fear of failure
  • Easily annoyed
  • Constantly seeking reassurance
  • Trouble being alone

Low self-esteem can also manifest physical health problems and erode individuals’ life in every way. 

Develop low confidence

Being unemployed can unknowingly cause psychological damages like lack of confidence or self-doubt. This is common among those who are unemployed for a longer period. Self-doubt deepens when they are unable to find a job within a short span after losing a source of income. The individuals may feel they are not worthy of a job and start doubting their skills and capabilities. Common signs of lack of confidence are as listed below.

  • Constructive to feedback
  • Emotional turmoil
  • Continuously trying to find a loophole in skills 
  • Keeping mum during job regarding conversations 
  • Finding excuses for actions 

Individuals developing low confidence can eventually lapse into conditions where every action appears personal. 

In the worst scenario, the unemployed can also turn to illegal drug use. Unemployment is undoubtedly one of the significant factors that affect mental health. However, the impact varies with the duration of unemployment. 

If you are one among the unemployed, do not lose hope, and pay attention to your mental health. If you are employed but know people who are currently facing such unfortunate situations, ensure to motivate them and ask them to stay positive! 

If you are in need, you can avail of unemployment benefits. Ensure to check your eligibility criteria before applying for filing for unemployment benefits.  

 

In recent times, climate change has been viewed in terms of global warming, occurring due to the release of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide into the air. This phenomenon will also have a deep impact on society at a micro level, which could completely alter our way of living. It can already be seen as many landscapes are undergoing drastic changes. Climate change and job losses will have an inevitable impact on the job market on the whole.

The impacts of climate change and jobs can be seen when we consider the rising incidence of extreme weather events. They displace workers, damage business assets and disrupt transportation and rural infrastructure. 

These effects cost the country’s economy dearly in terms of the losses of life, money, and productivity. For instance, the recent California wildfires burned 259,823 acres of land and were spread across 105,147 hectares in total.    

The International Labor Organisation released a report recently which states that:

  • Heat will cut down two percent of working hours worldwide
  • 43 million jobs will be lost globally due to rising temperatures  
  • Billions of dollars will be lost by 2030 globally due to climate change

Among the economic sectors worst affected will be the wine industry, tourism sector, agricultural sector, the fishing sector, food & beverage sector, and the energy sector among others. 

Climate Change and Its Impact on the Agriculture Sector

Climate change will be a major deterrent in the agricultural sector. Things like heat waves are going to occur frequently and this, in turn, has a huge impact on crops. While a lot of regions will suffer from extreme droughts many regions will face issues like flooding or drought. All this will have a huge impact on agricultural land and in turn damage crops.  

Globally the agricultural sector will face the heat, here are some interesting stats on how the sector will face pressure due to climate change:

  • 60 percent of global working hours will be lost due to heat stress by 2030
  • Since 2016, 11,379 farmers committed suicide in India alone

A report by the International Labor Organization states that people working in the agricultural sector will be one of the most affected due to climate change. The report further elaborates that poorer countries will be more affected due to rising temperatures as compared to wealthier nations.

How Climate Change is Affecting Tourism 

Tourism is heavily reliant on the climate. But climate change is causing snow-capped mountains to melt, due to this fewer and fewer tourists want to visit hotels in these destinations. A lot of other things like warmer countries becoming warmer, and colder countries becoming colder are forcing tourists not to go on vacation. Here’s a look at how the tourism industry is going to take a hit.

  • Snowsports will take a hit of 20 billion dollars in the U.S, which will impact hotels in the surrounding areas
  • Due to rising sea levels, a lot of beaches are getting submerged. This will impact all the employees who work in the hospitality industry around these beaches
  • With snowcaps melting a lot of skiing destinations will no longer be available causing skiing instructors to lose their jobs 

Tourism is going to be badly affected due to climate change. As people lose their jobs, they no longer have the disposable income which sustained the rise of this industry in the recent past.

How Climate Change affects The Fishing Industry

Every year more than 49 million American’s fish on American waters. But due to climate change, the water is becoming warmer in streams, rivers, and lakes which in turn is changing the habitat and behavior of fish. 

With ocean temperatures rising and an increase in acidity, it is becoming extremely difficult for marine organisms to survive. Due to this, there will be a huge impact on the fishing industry especially for those who work in this sector. Here are a few pointers that show how climate change and job losses is affecting this industry:

  • The coastline of New England has lost an average of 16 percent fishing jobs due to climate change from 1996 to 2017
  • By 2050, global fisheries could lose anywhere between $17 to $41
  • Global fisheries will face losses of an estimated $1.979 trillion dollars by 2100

An increase in sea temperatures and current flow will affect marine life and may even make some species extinct. This will impact the economy and jobs in the near future.

The Impact of Climate Change on the Food and Beverage Industry

Climate change has caused a huge water shortage globally. This impacts the food and beverage industry directly. In several sub-continental countries, the monsoons are 85 percent below average.

Global sugar prices have touched a 28- year high, mainly due to lower production in countries like India and Brazil. Experts predict climate change droughts are going to take place more frequently than ever. Several large companies have taken a hit because of the change in climate:

  • Fresh Del Monte lost 2.5 million dollars due to the drought in brazil in 2016
  • Coca-Cola and Pepsi lost more than 1 million retailers in Tamil Nadu, India due to the drought in 2017

Experts in climate change predict that in the near future droughts are going to be more prevalent than ever. This is a cause for concern for leading food and beverage companies globally as water is very important for the production of food and beverages. 

Effects of Climate Change on The Wine Industry

Climate is one of the two most important factors that control the grape harvest. It also affects soil quality. The soil-climate equilibrium should be maintained for producing good wine.

Producing wine is becoming increasingly difficult due to severe changes in the climate. 

The rising temperatures make it incredibly difficult to maintain this balance, thus negatively affecting wine quality and production. Here are a couple of points to define how climate change is affecting the wine industry.

  1. The wine industry loses more than ten billion US dollars annually. This is due to damaged assets and production losses
  2. Due to this wine tariffs are increasing and wine sales are down by 2%, which has resulted in a loss of 17,000 jobs alone according to a report by Reuters

It should be noted that temperature plays an important role in the production of wine. But due to climate change, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain that optimal temperature. To deal with this, the wine industry is slowing getting automated and moving indoors. Manual labor is slowly becoming redundant for the production of wine resulting in job losses.  

Climate Change and How It’s impacting the Energy Sector

Energy companies are accused of causing climate change, but they are also adversely affected due to climate change. One of the top experts in the field stated that “If you’re a petrochemical company in the Gulf Coast, you are worried about hurricanes. If you’re in California, you’re worried about droughts and water access to your operations. If you’re a mining company, and you have operations in the Arctic, you’re going to worry about permafrost melting.”  

To further elaborate climate change and job losses has really hit the energy industry in a big way. Leaving energy companies confused about how to tackle this ever-increasing problem Here are a few statistics to back this statement:

  • The mining sector saw a drop from over 150,000 jobs in the 1980s to 53,000 jobs in July 2018 according to a report by High Country News

Whether or not energy industries are ready to fight climate change is yet to be seen. But the numbers above definitely paint a grim picture.

 Is The World Doing Enough To Tackle Climate Change?

No, the world is not doing enough to tackle climate change. Governments of thriving nations need to come together and discuss how to reduce climate change and job losses and their impacts on the world. The world needs to be better prepared because if we don’t take this problem seriously it could really affect our lives in ways we cannot imagine. 

If you are laid off due to climate change you are eligible for unemployment benefits in your state which you should claim right away.

 

The economy of the United States has remained steady over the past year. However, the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease has seen severe repercussions for the American Job Market. One of the industries severely hit by the outbreak is the oil industry.  

Oil and natural gas producers have taken a hit over the last year due to low commodity prices. They will have to slash investments in exploration and production. The other effects of the Coronavirus outbreak can be seen quite clearly in the following.

  • The Price of Texas Intermediate Crude fell below $50, a 20 percent decline as compared to the previous month
  • Chinese oil demand from America is on a low by 20 percent due to dwindling air travel after the outbreak
  • According to the New York Times, 14,000 to 750,000 employees lost their jobs in the United States last year because oil companies have tightened their budgets 
  • With the outbreak of the virus, more layoffs will be expected in the oil and natural gas industry

With fewer Chinese tourists entering the U.S, the tourism and hospitality sector is sure to take a blow. This, in turn, will reduce hiring. Auto industries will take a big hit as a lot of parts of vehicles are imported from China and assembled in the U.S. This will reduce production and have a heavy impact on the industry.

Speaking to the media, Razat Gaurav, the chief executive of LLamsoft, a supply chain company in Ann Arbor, said: “ If the current Coronavirus outbreak continues, it will ultimately affect auto assembly plants in the U.S and even Mexico.” This is worrisome for all the employees of assembly plants across America, as it may affect their jobs. Despite all the gloom, the U.S Commerce Secretary has a different view. Wilbury Ross, during a tv show, opined, “The virus will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America.” These comments are surprising as it looks difficult for the U.S job market to accelerate further in such times of gloom.  

How Global Epidemics Affects The Economy

Many research papers by experts show that an infectious disease can have a sizable impact on the economy in the short and long term. Governments of robust economies in the world should try to stop such epidemics from spreading fast. 

If epidemics like the coronavirus disease spread, they not only take lives but disrupt economies. What’s interesting to note is that with development standards increasing, the vulnerability to epidemics should decrease on the whole. Instead, what’s happening is that the highly interconnected world is increasing the occurrence and spread of epidemics. It is worrisome how the coronavirus is slowly turning into a pandemic and disrupting life on a global scale.

How an Epidemic Can Trigger Work-From-Home Opportunities

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, a new interesting trend is on the rise. A lot of tech companies in China, such as Microsoft, Tencent, and Alibaba have told their employees to work-from-home, till things stabilize in the country. Macao, Hongkong, and Singapore have also followed suit and ordered their employees to work-from-home.

Many technology companies have tried to inculcate the work-from-home option but have never really succeeded in the past. With the virus spreading, companies have had no choice but to let their employees work-from-home. It remains to be seen whether work-from-home prospects will be widely available in the future. With the workforce evolving, companies globally should encourage more work-from-home opportunities. 

Concluding Thoughts  

An epidemic such as the coronavirus disease can have a sizeable effect on the economy. Lives can be lost, economies can crumble, jobs are lost, and all-in-all, nations suffer. The world needs to be better prepared to deal with such problems. 

Looking at the number of deaths that have taken place in China, Coronavirus has to be taken seriously. So that such an epidemic does not come back to haunt the world once again.

Whether you are a fresh graduate or someone with little experience, you may be feeling a sense of nervousness and excitement as you may be looking for your first job. Finding jobs with little or no experience is not an easy task as companies generally lookout for people with experience. 

Getting that first job may be tough or even if you have a couple of months of experience It can be challenging. So what do can do? The secret is to not lose hope. With a little lookout, you will land a job that suits your profile. 

All you need to do is keep trying until you find that perfect opportunity. You might even be surprised to know some entry-level jobs do pay well. So let’s not waste any more time and dwell right into the jobs which require little or no experience.

Customer Service Executives 

If you love talking to people and solving simple day to day problems, this could be an ideal job. you will be required to learn all the skills on the job and that’s how you will grow in this field. The required skills for this job are excellent communication, a positive attitude, friendly nature, and of course be a team player. 

Public Relations Executive

A lot of public relations agencies lookout for enthusiastic young graduates who are excellent writers and have great communication. The primary inborn skill required to be successful in this industry being a peoples person is ideal. Many large public relations agencies do offer training on the job itself.

Administrative Associate

The job of an administrative associate is to handle office related paperwork, emails, phone calls, and scheduling various appointments. As an administrative associate, you will have responsibilities like taking down minutes of the meeting and preparing deliverables for multiple large projects. With a few years of experience as an administrative associate, more specialized opportunities can be fathomed.

Veterinary Professional 

If caring for animals is your calling, this job is definitely for you. To gain perfection in this job, you should love animals and be ready to extend empathy and care to those animals that are in dire straits. A high school diploma should be enough to land you a job as a veterinary professional. 

Home Caregiver 

If you love helping young kids or older people, you might want to explore opportunities in this area. You would require a valid driver’s license so you reach the location of the person you need to take care of. On the job training will also ensure you receive a certificate of experience. 

Delivery Agent

All you need is a driver’s license to become a delivery agent in any regional, local, or national company. A job of a delivery agent is extremely flexible, and you don’t need any prior experience to become a delivery agent. 

Closing Views

Finding jobs with no experience with little or no experience can be tough for anyone. You have little or no work experience but need to start your career somewhere. The secret is to keep searching for what you want, and not lose hope until you get what you want. 

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