Many South Africans have been retrenched in 2020 as companies battled to survive in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown it necessitated.

Getting back to work after being retrenched can be daunting at the best of times, but in 2020 it is even more trying. “For many people who have been retrenched, starting a new job will mean working from home, either permanently or for the foreseeable future. Others will be joining a workplace that is adhering to strict distancing protocols,” ManpowerGroup SA MD Lyndy van den Barselaar says.

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