The coronavirus pandemic, and the shutdowns it has caused, has already led to millions of unemployment claims across the U.S. Economists expect millions more in the weeks ahead.
The Times would like to talk to people in the U.S. who have lost jobs or income as a result of the outbreak. Have you been able to apply for unemployment benefits? Do you expect to go back to the same employer once businesses reopen? How are you making ends meet?
We would also like to talk to the businesses making the difficult decision whether to lay off workers. Have you been forced to cut jobs? How did you come to that decision? How, if at all, will the federal government’s rescue package affect your plans?
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