The views of this article are the perspective of the author and may not be reflective of Confessions of the Professions.
This year has had various outcomes that many of us weren’t expecting. For the biggest one being the pandemic that sent ripples through the earth. Instead of going about our regular day-to-day lives, the majority of us were spending more time at home — more than we’ve ever had to. Not only was this a shock to our routines, but it was also a shock to the job market. Many of us lost our jobs or got hours cut, and many of those that did were women.
Understandably so, many companies had to shut doors and halt production to help save their workers from the unknown. Yet, women seem to have been the first to go in some situations. Many are starting to label this recession as a she-cession — pointing out the overwhelmingly negative effects on working females. Not to mention, 47 percent of jobs held by women are within the three industries hit hardest by COVID-19; hospitality, education, and health services. Not only does this take your career for an unexpected detour, but it also hinders your budget.
Check out the infographic below on more insight about this she-cession, along with some tips to navigating this change.