Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — The global COVID-19 pandemic has all Americans feeling financially burdened, but more African Americans are being affected as there are currently more than 6 million unemployment claims across the country. Experts say that Black unemployment could eventually be as high as 30%, but one web site, BlackJobs.com, is helping to solve the problem.
The web site easily allows qualified job seekers to connect with employers who are committed to diversity hiring. The site allows users to easily upload the resumes for free, and even link their resume with their existing LinkedIn account.
But are there really jobs available?
Yes! Although there has been an exponential loss of jobs in the past month, there are still new job opportunities being created daily. In fact, the demand for work-from-home professionals has skyrocketed due to social distancing mandates. There are also many new customer support-related positions on the rise, as well as jobs in healthcare, higher education, off-site IT, delivery services, etc.
BlackJobs.com, which is free to use for those who are unemployed, is an immediate solution to the drastic loss of jobs and Black unemployment in general.
Other job boards for African Americans to consider using include HBCUConnect.com and Diversity Job Board.