The effects of COVID on the airline industry
The COVID pandemic of 2020-2021 wreaked havoc on the airline industry. Passenger traffic dropped 61% in North America and 60 to 70% worldwide. 2020 was the worst year ever for the airline industry, according to the IATA. Both the travel and the airline industry had to downsize. That meant offering retirement packages to some employees and furloughing others. Many employees were laid off or terminated as the airlines struggled to cope with the sudden downturn in passenger traffic. Approximately 400,000 people lost their jobs due to the loss of business. When an entire industry sheds such a large number of employees, severe downsizing has a ripple effect throughout all the related and ancillary businesses that service the airlines. In 2020 that ripple effect was profound. However, 2021 saw things beginning to get back to normal.
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The Job of a Security Guard
According to Education-Portal.com, some of the duties of a security guard might include:
- Protecting property from arson, burglary or damage
- Contacting proper authorities (police, fire department) in the event of an emergency
- Writing reports regarding observances and occurrences during shifts
- Acting as property law enforcer
- Interviewing witnesses or victims of crimes
- Testifying in court
The job is a diverse one, based on the type of venue in which you work. For example, security guards in a retail store may remain stationary throughout their shifts, while those patrolling a larger piece of property may travel the perimeter of the property multiple times in a single shift. Some will monitor their environment using surveillance equipment from behind a desk, while others work on their feet all day.
With the many responsibilities held by EMTs, the careers are high paying and considered to be stable. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average EMT earns an annual salary between $25,000 and $45,000. In addition, the demand for EMTs is anticipated to continue to grow at approximately 19% between 2006 and 2016, which is higher than the average for all other occupations.