Coronavirus: Newly unemployed due to pandemic find new work

From Morning Report, 7:38 am on 19 May 2020

Some people who lost jobs during the Covid-19 lockdown haven't found themselves out of work for long.

Around 40,000 more people signed up for the benefit during Alert Level 4 and 3, forcing the Ministry of Social Development to ramp up efforts to get people into employment.

For a number of long-term unemployed, the lockdown has proven to be their lucky break.

RNZ's social issues reporter Sarah Robson has the story.