No one could have imagined back in February what it would be like to have 25 percent unemployment. The labor market was smashing expectations, setting new historical highs.
While the economy has rebounded faster than many people expected, and the unemployment rate currently sits at 11 percent, some economists have argued that the number is closer to 20 percent and that many of those jobs will not return. Moreover, many of the gigs that people relied upon for side income have also been eliminated. We need health care, food and shelter. We need jobs. We need to empower people to have those things now and long-term. We need to support people as they find something new.
We need a G.I. Bill for the COVID era.
Read the full op-ed story in The Hill. "Why We Need a G.I. Bill for the Covid Era" by Deven Desai and co-writer Christos A. Makridis.