Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, American companies furloughed workers at an unprecedented rate. Initially, these furloughed employees believed their layoff was just temporary, but now, many of these job losses have become permanent.
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In fact, according to the U.S. Labor Department’s September report, 12.6 million people remain unemployed. This situation has prompted furloughed employees to begin revamping their résumés and seeking new opportunities that may be outside their desired career path.
For HR teams, this situation can introduce a multitude of problems. Not only do they have to handle current employees’ concerns, but now they