In New York City alone it is estimated that 30% of the city’s small businesses may never reopen, translating to roughly half a million jobs that may never return. Across the country more than 50% of small business owners believe it will take six months to a year before hiring gets back to normal.
Industries ranging from hospitality to retail are contracting at record rates (measured by probability of default) leaving many to question the viability of their livelihoods and the best course of action to take to mitigate future employment and career risk.
While many are proactively working to address these concerns, the traditional path of going back to school to acquire new skills is simply not an option for most. For one, it implies that you have a clear understanding of what you want to do. Of the 1,000 people we surveyed for our Technology Career Acceleration program,