Daily Archives: October 15, 2021

Overcoming Career and Training Setbacks Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Julie Neal, Corporate Communications and PR Specialist for Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters

Many Americans had big plans going into 2020 of finishing school and entering the workforce as a top candidate or returning to college for additional training to get a promotion. But then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and put everything on hold.

In a recently released survey from The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 15% of U.S. adults know someone who dropped out of primary or secondary school, while 35% know someone who dropped out of the workforce entirely during the pandemic.

And only a slight majority (56%) say the U.S. is taking the right steps to help students recover.

So, what can you do to make sure you aren’t left behind after the pandemic fully subsides? (more…)