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Finances and Employment During COVID-19

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --

COVID-19 has certainly changed the way we do business!

Many have lost income, either personally or someone they live with. It’s more important than ever to have a budget and identify priorities when making payments.  At the top of your list should be food, utilities, shelter, and transportation expenses,
as well as cell phone. The rest can, and should be, negotiated with your lender.
Maybe it’s time to think about earning some extra income. Many companies are still hosting virtual
employment fairs and hiring, either to work remotely or in person. I have seen advertisements for
machinists, accounting positions, warehousing, delivery drivers, IT professionals, and much more. Below
are a few links to information on companies hiring now:

There are certain essential businesses that are desperate for workers right now.
For more information go to https://www.businessinsider.com/retailers-hiring-people-coronavirus-
demand-2020-3
INDUSTRIES ON THE HUNT FOR WORKERS
HEALTH CARE: Health systems push on despite pandemic
THIRD-PARTY LOGISTICS: Fulfillment centers hire rapidly to meet demand
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Despite virus, IT firms continue to hire
CLEANING SERVICES: Local cleaners seek workers
ARCHITECTURE: Design firms take cautious approach to hiring
MANUFACTURING: Some St. Louis manufacturers carry on, and need more help
Illinois JobLink: https://ijlqa.illinois.gov/ada/r/job_seeker
Missouri’s Job Source Resource: https://app-jobs.mo.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx


If you need assistance with budgeting and/or employment, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 
deborah.teague.2@us.af.mil in the 932nd Airman and Family Readiness office.  I am happy to assist!