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In the Face of COVID: How is the Job Market Shifting? The challenges of Q3-4 2020 are massive but hope remains, according to author and CEO Lauren Herring

By Cheryl Snapp Conner

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By tradition, the year-end season that begins with Labor Day is a time that celebrates the American Worker. But what does this year's celebration of workers mean at a time when more than 16 million American workers are now unemployed?

For perspective, I spoke this week with Lauren Herring, the CEO of career management company The Impact Group, headquartered in St. Louis and the author of Take Control of your Career Search. Here's what Herring had to say about some of the questions on all of our minds:

How does the current job crisis compare to other challenges in the past?