Federal job numbers show the COVID-19 pandemic forced women to choose between work and family. Female employment levels now dropped to what they were in the 1980s.
CLEVELAND — The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t just a healthcare crisis. It’s also a women’s crisis. Before the pandemic hit, for the first time ever, there were more women in the workforce than men. Now, statistics show we are back to late 1980s levels. This is happening to our own families, our friends and neighbors — and the impact will last generations.
“It was one of those opportunities that just came once-in-a-lifetime for me,” says Mykka Gabriel.
Last year, she landed her dream job working as a therapist on a college campus. But in