White-collar work may become gig work following the coronavirus pandemic.
Amid the global coronavirus outbreak, an astronomical 40 million-plus Americans filed for jobless claims over 10 weeks. And many jobs in transportation and hospitality might never come back, economists say.
Layoffs have also hit white-collar workers in tech, as Airbnb, IBM, and Tesla announced they would cut jobs and reduce pay. Many of these specialized, well-paid tech workers may have worked at their companies for years without ever considering that their jobs were in jeopardy, Joe Mullings, the CEO of an executive-recruitment firm, said.