I’m a 32-year-old IT business analyst in Tennessee who’s been out of work since March



a screen shot of a person: Shauna Web Scott. Courtesy of Shauna Web Scott; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider


© Courtesy of Shauna Web Scott; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider
Shauna Web Scott. Courtesy of Shauna Web Scott; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

  • The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce.
  • Shauna Webb Scott is a 32-year-old IT business analyst based in Nashville, Tennessee. 
  • She was laid off on March 31, just three weeks after finding out she was pregnant. She also lost clients for her small business as a wedding planner as celebrations were canceled or postponed.
  • Scott says it’s been difficult trying to find a new position because many employers don’t want to hire someone who will need to take maternity leave in November.
  • This is her story, as told to Business Insider.

I found out I was pregnant three weeks prior to losing my position as an IT business analyst. It’s been stressful dealing with pregnancy and losing my sense of occupational purpose along the

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