Among the industries hit hardest by the pandemic, automotive is near the top of the list. Auto manufacturers were immediately challenged with changing consumer spending and traveling habits.
However, one of the biggest challenges wasn’t due to consumers; it had to do with employees within the industry. Automakers had to prioritize the health and safety of their workers, which led to slower production. This change in the workforce also affected auto-industry suppliers of items like semiconductors and computer chips. Workers all along the supply chain were affected, and the industry stalled.