65% of IT professionals are worried about losing their job due to COVID

The coronacrisis forced firms to reduce employee numbers or stop looking for new hires

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65% of IT professionals are worried about losing their job due to COVID. Source: pixabay.com

According to ComputerWeekly.com, nearly 65% of IT professionals are worried about losing their job during the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, a significant number of IT workers believe the company they work for will suffer as a result of the pandemic. Consequently, many of those furloughed are worried there won’t be a job for them once the furlough scheme is over.

Technology career board CWJobs stated that at the beginning of the pandemic, nearly half of Brits had their job searches affected and weren’t confident they’d find a position.

At the same time, almost 60% of people said they’d feel confident about taking part in a video job interview and think the result would be the same as a face-to-face interview.

It’s certainly hit people within the pipeline badly. But I think in the first two weeks of lockdown, it came to a shuddering halt, and then typically for the tech community within businesses, they’ve looked at what they can be getting on with in the meantime
Dominic Harvey, director at CWJobs

We’ve reported that Mozilla Corporation is forced to lay off 250 people since the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly lowered revenue.

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