How some jobs are gone forever due to COVID-19
Jobs gone forever
In pic - Protesting Renault workers stand outside their plant in Choisy-le-Roi, outside Paris. That's the harsh truth facing workers laid off around the world, from software companies in Israel to restaurants in Thailand and car factories in France, whose livelihoods fell victim to a virus-driven recession that's accelerating decline in struggling industries and upheaval across the global workforce.
Restaurant closure permanent
In pic - An officer checks the temperature of Wannapa Kotabin, a 38-year-old kitchen assistant at an Italian restaurant, in front of Social Security office for claim unemployment benefit in Bangkok, Thailand. The government ordered all restaurants closed in March to combat the spread of the coronavirus, and Wannapa hasn't worked since.
Fired after salary slashed
In pic - Israeli software developer Itamar Lev poses for a photograph at his house in the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba. At first, when the coronavirus broke out, Lev was told to work from home. Then his salary was slashed 20%, his dining allowance was taken away and a long-term savings fund frozen.
Worst hit workers
In pic - Indian driver Gangaram, 48, who lost his job and business because of the new coronavirus lockdown, sits in his vehicle in New Delhi. Gangaram used to pick and drop school children from a New Delhi neighborhood.