While some businesses have seen a sharp decline in demand, others have experienced drastic increases, and are in the process of adapting to changes throughout their supply chains. In either case, many need immediate support.
As travel restrictions disrupt life for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers crucial at this time of year, growers and governments around the world are renting planes and rallying students, waiters and even prisoners to fill the gap.
Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, companies were having a difficult time finding enough qualified candidates to fill positions in supply-chain management. With unemployment at 3%, many jobs were going unfilled. Now, with the economy in freefall as a result of millions of shuttered businesses, the situation has changed radically.
Factory doors are reopening after nations from Denmark to Germany began easing restrictions on public life, with Italy, France and Spain to follow. But it won’t be a sudden return to business as usual.