With the spread of the coronavirus making it easier for many businesses to close rather than re-open, the economy has taken a heavy hit this year.
Despite government intervention, studies suggest that nearly one in six businesses will face the loss of 10% of their employees, with 9% of those businesses risking the loss of up to 49% of their employees over the coming months.*
For Pete Williams, a sales manager from Flintshire, redundancy was a “double whammy” – he was made redundant just six days before lockdown began, leaving him in search of a new job in the midst of a global pandemic.
‘Looking around for work was…soul-destroying. Due to COVID-19, it felt like recruitment was a slow-go,’ said Pete, ‘The only things that my CV matched were other sales management roles and I was adamant this was not what I wanted to do with my life.’
While he had earned excellent money in sales, he felt that being told that he was a...