Matt LeBeau, a volunteer at the Foodshare distribution center, directs cars Thursday, May 7, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. during the coronavirus pandemic. LeBeau, who worked in government relations for a philanthropy, is now unemployed. "As soon as COVID hit nobody wanted to do job interviews or networking. The networking dried up," he said. "I expect that to change in the next few months." Credit: Mark Lennihan / AP

More Mainers are still out of work than before the pandemic, but many job hunters are looking to work in a different field with higher growth potential or one that simply might offer a much-needed change.

About half of U.S. adults who are unemployed, furloughed or laid off and looking for work are considering changing fields or occupations, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. One in four women are considering a career change, with about 20 percent of them interested in science and technology fields, a MetLife survey last fall found. Some 58 percent of U.S. women said the pandemic negatively affected their careers.

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