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Hilton Metrotown hotel employees hold signs and posters during a news conference outside the hotel in Burnaby, B.C., in February 2021. The employees’ union urged prospective guests not to stay at the hotel as a job action after dozens of workers were laid off. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Laid-off workers feel they’ve lost a sense of control due to COVID-19

Those who have been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic have experienced a loss of control. Here's how some of them dealt with it.
Young people say they are concerned about their careers, with fewer opportunities for skills development and less established networks. charmedlightph/Shutterstock

COVID a year on: inequalities and anxieties about returning to workplaces are becoming clearer

A year of working from home has become normalised for many jobs. We're now learning a great deal about its effects on the workforce and our lives.
Star and creator of hit show I May Destroy You, Michaela Cole. BBC/Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA/Natalie Seery

Film and TV diversity behind the camera is getting much worse

Despite repeated pledges to improve diversity, data and industry testimony shows that there are fewer people from minority backgrounds getting jobs in the film and TV industries.
People queue for food aid south of Johannesburg. The impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods has been severe. Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

COVID-19 has hurt some more than others: South Africa needs policies that reflect this

South Africa's economic recovery plan must focus on at least three areas: protecting vulnerable populations, supporting the vulnerable sectors and external trade diversification.
Seorang pegawai perempuan mengenakan masker saat bekerja di Dinas Informasi Komunikasi dan Statistik Riau di Kota Pekanbaru. A woman office worker wearing mask while working in Riau Department of Information Communication and Statistics in Pekanbaru City.

Research: masculine offices add to the burden of female office workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Female office workers have faced a growing burden during the pandemic.

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