Statistics Canada says during the pandemic, 130,000 people have left the workforce, meaning they have opted to stop working and are no longer seeking employment.
After burning the candle at both ends before the COVID-19 pandemic and for months during the lockdown and restrictions, Karen Gladden Barre decided that enough was enough. The North Vancouver mother of three stepped back from her job running operations and marketing at her husband’s technology company to spend more time with family and reassess her options.
“I was so tired and burnt out but I probably wouldn’t have used that language until after I started the break. I thought I was doing fine,” she told Global News.
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