In January of 2020, we published a post titled 2020 Starts with Record Low Unemployment, Stagnant Wages…What’s Next? Well, I think we all know the answer to that question. COVID-19 hit in full force in March, and the world changed, seemingly overnight. Public health concerns triggered lockdown orders, business closures, and mass layoffs, causing the economy and the job market to come to an unprecedented halt. Companies and individuals were forced to set aside their best-laid plans for 2020, and improvise.
Nine months later, and things are still in flux. The virus is spiking in the