What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Job Because of COVID-19

You’re not alone, but there is an action plan. April 1, 2020 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you’ve been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are losing their jobs as businesses across the country shut their doors or cut back on operations…

What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Job Because of COVID-19

You’re not alone, but there is an action plan.

April
1, 2020

3 min read

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

If you’ve been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are losing their jobs as businesses across the country shut their doors or cut back on operations at an unprecedented rate.If you’ve lost your job or been furloughed, start with these seven steps to regroup and, eventually, rebound. 1. Ask the right questionsThe first step is communicating with your employer. There are different types of layoffs. Some may not even be legal, or they may be addressed in your employment contract or collective agreement. Figure out if your employer is willing to commit to your return to work. Knowing the timeline can be very helpful for planning your finances and how you approach the time off.2. Find the right supportThere are multiple programs today to support workers, but be sure to register for unemployment benefits as quickly as possible, as t
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