Tips for finding a job when you're out of work due to COVID-19

Posted at 5:49 AM, Jun 09, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — As we move through week two of the Western New York region in Phase Two of reopening, there are many people returning to work, however many others are not.

As part of our The Rebound Buffalo initiative, we're helping you get back to work post-coronavirus pandemic.

Last week we told you how tech jobs are a great bet, as those companies are in 'great hiring modes.'

Kristen Russo, the HR operations manager for Alcott HR in Buffalo says if you are looking for a job it's important to look outside your field, to broaden your scope.

And while it may not result in getting a forever job, consider what comes your way.

"There are quite a few jobs out there," Russo said. "Take a look online and see what's available. It may not be something that's in your expertise, but there are employers who are out there looking for great people."

Russo is also encouraging everyone who is out of a job, and hasn't done so already, to apply for unemployement.

To make ends meet, Russo also suggests taking a look at your financials.

"From a financial standpoint, check with your mortgage company," Russo said. "Check with your car company. If you have a loan, see what they can do to help you through this time as well."

Western New York is on track to enter Phase Three of reopening next week.