While many people have been hired back at their old jobs or found new jobs during the pandemic, it could be late 2022 or early 2023 before the total number of jobs lost during the pandemic are replaced.
And not all jobs are bouncing back at the same rate, for example some customer-facing jobs like waitstaff, bartenders, positions in personal services like salons and arts and entertainment positions may be slower to bounce back as people continue to social distance and avoid crowds to slow the spread of the virus.
To help Minnesotans in hard-hit occupations find work now in in-demand jobs, CareerForce and DEED's Labor Market Information office are putting together various resources.
One of these resources is a risk profile tool that highlights which occupations and other factors put a person at higher risk for longer term unemployment.
Another one of these resources is this downloadable one page guide to transferrable skills from several hospitality positions to in-demand work in health care, social assistance and other positions many employers are hiring for now.