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Release Date: 20 May, 2022

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The emergence of the coronavirus in 2019 started as a health crisis. This soon changed after the number of infected persons spiralled out of control and governments around the world began to implement various restrictions. This had a massive impact on people’s movement and the production capabilities of different industries.

 

It became clear, early on in 2020 that the Covid-19 pandemic was more than a healthcare crisis – it was now a jobs crisis, a trade crisis, a crisis of organisational function and adaptability, and so much more.

 

As expected, global economies – both developed and developing – faced many challenges. The evolution of the workplace, coupled with the needs of the employer and the employee, was one of the issues that took centre stage.

 

One of the world’s largest economies, the US, found itself undergoing mass withdrawal from the workforce, a phenomenon that Professor Anthony Klotz first coined as the ‘Great Resignation’ in 2021.

Read full article: Mail Guardian 20 May.pdf

 

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