Opinion: Flexibility will be key in post-pandemic jobs market

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Worries about job security will, I’m sure, be dominating the thoughts of many people working in retail right now.

While the extension to the government’s job retention scheme is to be welcomed, for many retailers it merely delays the job cuts that will inevitably come at some point in the not-too-distant future.

The next 12 months and beyond are certain to be anxious and/or frustrating times for many people. For those whose roles are secure, frustration may come in the form of seeing their career progression opportunities temporarily thwarted.

With bonuses set to be cancelled for all but the fortunate few, high-flyers may be tempted to jump ship in search of a better deal. But leaving a job voluntarily on the cusp of a deep recession is a decision filled with risks.

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