Covid-19 is impacting employment in so many industries. In October 2020, it was a major focus of the Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).
A link to the summary article is provided below.
Long term effects
Structural changes in employment models
Drive toward automation
Short term responses
Many industries are undergoing changes accelerated by Covid-19.
In addition to employment, the long term effects on health, mental and physical, are becoming increasingly apparent.
Pandemic impacts on mining employment – report, Mining.com, October 22, 2020