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Washington state cut both merit raises and instituted furloughs as it faced a projected $8.8 billion budget deficit because of the coronavirus. Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images

Coronavirus’s painful side effect is deep budget cuts for state and local government services

State and local government jobs are being axed, public schools won't get money the state planned to send them, and fire and police departments budgets are being slashed. All because of the pandemic.
Young people have labour market advantages that will allow them to survive the pandemic if they keep an open mind about location and job offers. (Piqsels)

Young workers can thrive after coronavirus layoffs by leaving big cities

Being flexible about both location and the nature of employment will help youth make the most of the current challenging labour market situation due to COVID-19.
With millions newly unemployed, it’s unclear what the prospects of former startup employees will be. (James Yarema/Unsplash)

Coronavirus bailouts won’t save startup workers from layoffs

Employees working in startups may disproportionately suffer in the wake of the pandemic as their employers cut back to skeletal staffs or shutter their companies altogether.

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