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Job hunting is never easy. But finding work amid coronavirus is ‘a whole new world’

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Michele Mammen, 32, in her New York City apartment. Mammen, who grew up in Pleasanton, Calif., has been looking for a job in the New York area but recently expanded her search nationwide. The coronavirus has made her search even more difficult.
(Michele Mammen)
Job seeking in an uncertain economy is hard enough. Throw in coronavirus fears, home quarantines and hiring freezes at many companies, and the hunt for work becomes even more difficult.
Millions of people are suddenly competing for a shrinking pool of jobs, with more than 3.8 million laid-off workers applying for unemployment benefits last week alone, bringing the total to 30.3 million in the last six weeks.