The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the world to move towards virtual everything, including job hunting. And amid surges in unemployment, there’s a digital divide that widens the gap between those who have the technology and those who don’t.
Goodwill Southern California is trying to close that gap.
“We are seeing people come in the doors because they don’t have technology,” said Simon Lopez, chief impact officer at Goodwill Southern California. “We’re finding that a lot of the job seekers don’t have the technology and the resources available. So it makes it really difficult for them to go on and utilize some of those virtual services.”