“The economic downturn caused by the pandemic has profoundly affected employment, including how and where people worked – if they worked at all. In many cases, individuals were laid off or let go as work dried up.

The construction industry was particularly hit hard, losing over 1.1 million jobs in March and April 2020 alone, according to a report by construction IT services provider ConstructConnect. Causes for this significant loss include construction activity being shut down, delayed, or put on hold.”

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