Arirang: Entire job hunting process in S. Korea goes online due to COVID-19 concerns

Arirang: Entire job hunting process in S. Korea goes online due to COVID-19 concerns. “From uploading job applications to getting that acceptance letter, the entire job hunting process in South Korea has gone virtual for the first time. Instead of jobseekers going to booths at a convention center, they’re going to an online platform set up by around 30 local SMEs.”

BBC: One in four US workers claiming jobless benefits

BBC: One in four US workers claiming jobless benefits. “The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped by almost 3 million last week as virus shutdowns continue to weigh on the US economy. The filings brought the total number of new jobless claims since the middle of March to more than 36 million. That amounts to nearly a quarter of the American workforce.”

Washington Post: Hispanics are almost twice as likely as whites to have lost their jobs amid pandemic, poll finds

Washington Post: Hispanics are almost twice as likely as whites to have lost their jobs amid pandemic, poll finds. “Hispanics are nearly twice as likely as whites to have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus shutdowns, according to a Washington Post-Ipsos poll, underlining that the pandemic is wreaking a disproportionate toll on some racial and ethnic groups. The poll finds that 20 percent of Hispanic adults and 16 percent of blacks report being laid off or furloughed since the outbreak began in the United States, compared with 11 percent of whites and 12 percent of workers of other races.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Job Boards to Find Work From Home Gigs and Remote Jobs

MakeUseOf: 5 Job Boards to Find Work From Home Gigs and Remote Jobs. “Businesses both big and small have to cut costs in this economic climate. But working from home, remote jobs, and even part-time gigs can smoothen the bumps. While it’s a tough situation, don’t wait for things to get worse. Be proactive from today. These free websites will help you handle layoffs and find current job boards.”

HR Dive: College students see internships, job offers cancelled due to coronavirus

HR Dive: College students see internships, job offers cancelled due to coronavirus. “The writing is on the wall for recruiters and job seekers. A March survey by Willis Towers Watson found that 42% of companies had either reduced or frozen hiring in response to COVID-19, while an additional 28% were at least considering doing so. The pandemic’s impact on hiring has also shown up in statistics for job boards, with Indeed reporting near the end of March that job posts on its site were down 15% from the same point last year.”

ABC 7 Denver: New website aims to be a one-stop shop for Coloradans to find jobs and services

ABC 7 Denver: New website aims to be a one-stop shop for Coloradans to find jobs and services. “On Monday, technology company Bitwise Industries and the Kapor Center launched a new website for Coloradans to find jobs and connect to other vital services. Onward Colorado is described as a one-stop shop for those who have lost their jobs due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The site provides information and links to resources including job postings, food assistance, childcare, and housing.”

KSBY: ‘Onward California’ website helps Californians find jobs

KSBY: ‘Onward California’ website helps Californians find jobs. “The website … will help employees access emergency resources, training for a new career and connections to employers seeking people with their current skill set. Several private industries are running Onward CA in collaboration with the state, Mastercard, the University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges and technology companies, including LinkedIn and Salesforce.”