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Jobs lost due to Covid-19 pandemic but new opportunities found as well

Top: A near-deserted Raffles Place during what would normally be the evening rush hour, around 6.30pm on May 28, during the circuit breaker. Above: While educated workers, especially financially and tech-savvy folk, managed to ride out the storm and
While educated workers, especially financially and tech-savvy folk, managed to ride out the storm and work from home, lower-skilled and blue-collar workers have borne the brunt of the global lockdowns and job losses. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG, KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - A once-in-a-century global pandemic has disrupted lives, killed people, upended commerce, shuttered businesses, destroyed jobs and simply caused untold chaos to the order in our lives.

One of the darkest shadows it cast was the way it reinforced inequities.

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