The coronavirus crisis took away their internships and full-time job prospects. Now the ‘class of COVID-19’ are left struggling to figure out what’s next.

College students and soon-to-be graduates have been left scrambling after their internship and job opportunities have vanished as a result of the novel coronavirus. Confusing messages from state leaders and the president have created uncertainty about how much longer self-isolation and lockdown will last, adding to the stress of job searching. Over the past four weeks, as the pandemic spread across the US, the average daily count of open internships advertised on ZipRecruiter has fallen 31%, the company told Business Insider. “I have no idea what is going to happen,” a Delaware college student, who lost her courtroom internship, told Business Insider. “We’re in limbo.” Julia Pollak, a labor economist… Read More

Continue Reading

‘My big fear is being carried off this ship in a box instead of walking off’: An elderly veteran couple trapped aboard coronavirus-stricken cruise says US should help

Four passengers aboard the MS Zaandam, a Holland America Line cruise ship stricken with coronavirus, have died; the ship has two more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The remaining passengers are being divided into groups designated for those who are sick and healthy, as the latter are being evacuated to a nearby sister ship, the MS Rotterdam. An elderly couple, Elberta and Hugo Swan Jr., from Victoria, Texas, spoke with Business Insider about their experiences on board the MS Zaandam. Ms. Swan said, “My big fear is being carried off this ship in a box instead of walking off.” The couple isn’t sure when they will be allowed to disembark from the… Read More

Continue Reading

Trump Considers Coronavirus Quarantine Of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut

Today President Donald Trump said that he is considering a quarantine of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, restricting residents from leaving their states. Trump said this afternoon while in Norfolk, VA, as a U.S. Navy medical ship left for New York City, that he would announce later today whether or not he would put the three states into quarantine and impose a domestic travel ban. Rhode Island police have reportedly begun stopping vehicles with New York plates. “Some people would like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot — New York, New Jersey,” Trump said. Maybe one or two other places; certain parts of Connecticut quarantined. I’m… Read More

Continue Reading

Derick Dillard Spills TONS of Duggar Family Secrets in Explosive New Interview

Derick Dillard hasn’t been friendly with Jim Bob Duggar for a while now. Sure, Jim Bob let him marry his daughter, Jill, but if you keep up with the Duggars, you know that things have definitely changed a lot in the past few years. The news came out that Josh Duggar had molested five young girls when he was a teenager, and that four of his victims were his own sisters. Derick and Jill stopped appearing on the family’s show — he said they decided to quit, everyone else said he got fired for gross transphobic remarks, but that’s neither here nor there. The point is that a huge rift… Read More

Continue Reading

An Michelin-star chef on lockdown in Italy is streaming his family’s nightly dinners on Instagram

Italian Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura has started streaming his family dinners on Instagram while his country is on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. The series, called “Kitchen Quarantine,” shows Bottura and his family cooking dinner with common household ingredients. Bottura is one of countless chefs worldwide whose restaurants have closed amid the coronavirus outbreak. View more episodes of Business Insider Today on Facebook. The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered restaurants left and right — and the top-ranked restaurant in the world was no exception. But amid weeks of self-isolation in Modena, Italy, Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura has found a new way to delight his fans: by streaming his family meals… Read More

Continue Reading