Table of Contents
- 1 Are individuals eligible for PUA if they quit their job because of the COVID-19 pandemic?
- 2 What measures should be taken to protect an employee who must travel for work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- 3 How many new jobs did America’s job market add in May?
- 4 How many jobs will never return after a recession?
Are individuals eligible for PUA if they quit their job because of the COVID-19 pandemic?
There are multiple qualifying circumstances related to COVID-19 that can make an individual eligible for PUA, including if the individual quits his or her job as a direct result of COVID-19. Quitting to access unemployment benefits is not one of them.
What measures should be taken to protect an employee who must travel for work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
See full answerAlthough travel should be minimized as much as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, many jobs require travel, and it may not be possible to conduct certain job duties using virtual tools. The following measures may be taken to protect employees while traveling:
- Schedule travel to limit the distance travelled and need for overnight lodging.
- If multi-day travel is necessary, coordinate with travel preparers to identify hotels that disinfect rooms between stays and regularly disinfect surfaces in common areas.
- Provide employees with forms of transportation that minimize close contact with others such as fleet vehicles or rental vehicles.
- If public transportation is used, ask employees to follow the CDC guidance on how to protect yourself when using transportation.
- If flying is necessary, select seats on flights that provide the greatest distance between other travelers and choose direct flights, if possible.
How many jobs have been lost in the United States?
From February through April, Americans lost a whopping 22 million jobs, and in May we got 2.5 million back. The number of job listings out there now pales in comparison to 2019 and 2018.
Why are so many American jobs being sent overseas?
Then there’s the case of old General Motors (before filling for bankruptcy in 2009). The company also sent thousands of jobs overseas, but it didn’t save itself from bankruptcy. The cause for American jobs sent abroad isn’t just corporate leaders who didn’t know what they were doing.
How many new jobs did America’s job market add in May?
America’s job market added 2.5 million new jobs in May, as the economy began to wake up from what one economist called a “medically induced coma.” The new jobs are clustered in people-facing companies that have started to hire back workers they’d furloughed, so in reality many aren’t so new.
How many jobs will never return after a recession?
Four in 10 jobs may never return, according to a study from the University of Chicago. A reality of all recessions is that businesses fail, so furloughs and temporary layoffs can become permanent.