More than 31% of people who have lost work during COVID-19 are recording high levels of psychological distress — a rate four times more than employed Australian adults. Many lost work without notice and are facing high levels of financial stress.
If you’re in the market for a new job, recent international events may have you second-guessing your career plans. Companies have halted their hiring processes, unemployment claims have skyrocketed, and people navigating their local unemployment systems right now deserve medals for their patience.
Getting fired or laid off can be a frustrating, emotional experience. You’re not sure what to do with your time, and worse, sometimes you start to question your value. Volunteering gives you a productive outlet for coping with the situation.