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Coronavirus is sinking the 2020 internship class, new LinkedIn data suggests - and it could impact Gen-Z careers for years

Posted On: 10 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Coronavirus is sinking the 2020 internship class, new LinkedIn data suggests - and it could impact Gen-Z careers for years

The number of new internships posted on LinkedIn has plummeted as businesses grapple with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Not only have the youngest Americans seen a reduction in career opportunities because of the outbreak, they're also the more likely than older workers to be laid off .
The United States is home to the largest outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 1.5 million people across the globe.
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Employers across the United States have slashed their internship programs as the coronavirus pandemic cuts profits.
The number of new internship roles posted on LinkedIn's job boards is down approximately 60% since March 1, the career-oriented social media platform said in a statement to Business Insider.
The cutbacks could cripple the career trajectories of college students and recent graduates who often rely on internships to gain experience working in their fields, introduce themselves to future employers, and...

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