Even as viral vaccines increasingly promise a return to something close to normal life, the coronavirus seems sure to leave permanent scars on the job market.
No one knows exactly what the job market will look like when the virus finally ends its rampage.
The U.S. Labor Department, too, has tried to estimate the pandemic’s likely impact on the job market.
Before taking the pandemic into account, the department last year projected that U.S. jobs would grow 3.7% between 2019 and 2029.
“At this point," she said, “they have to move on with their lives.”Jamison wonders whether the front desk operation will eventually be eliminated altogether, the jobs lost to automation.