The effect of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the U.S. job market is staggeringly severe with more than 6 million workers filing for unemployment in the space of one week. While many businesses are laying off record numbers of employees, some companies are desperately looking to hire new employees to meet the increased demand onset by the virus.
If you have recently been laid off, the following companies are looking for qualified candidates to start as soon as possible. Now is the time to apply.
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Grocery And Convenience Stores:
Due to increased demand, the major discount store retail chain is expecting to hire over 50,000 new employees by the end of April.
The convenience store has seen a major increase in demand. They are looking to fill 20,000 new positions for store, restaurant, and delivery jobs.
The popular grocery chain is looking to hire an additional 20,000 employees across the U.S. This includes positions for retails stores, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants.
Over the next few months, PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company is looking to hire 6,000 full-time employees.
Dollar Tree/Family Dollar:
Dollar Tree is looking to fill 25,000 new positions across the U.S. This includes positions for stockers, cashiers, fillers, warehousing associates, and equipment operators.
The nationwide supermarket chain announced that they are looking for thousands of new assistants for stores and warehouses across the country.
Parent company to Randall's, Safeway, and United Supermarkets is looking to fill 30,000 new positions. This includes managers, store associates, and other store-specific employees.
Pharmacies and Health Care:
The nationwide pharmacy chain is seeking over 9,000 new full-time, part-time, and temporary workers. This includes positions for pharmacy technicians, customer service associates, and shift leads.
With the high demand for basic necessities, cleaning products, and medication, CVS is looking to fill 50,000 new part-time, full-time, and temporary positions.
Due to the increased demand for face masks, ventilators, and medical equipment, GE Healthcare looking to hire additional manufacturing staff. The company is wanting to increase output as soon as possible with hiring processes expedited.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the global healthcare company is seeing a massive increase in demand for medical-related products. They are looking to hire new employees to keep up with their manufacturing and distribution demands.
Online and Telecommunications:
The social media giant is looking for new employees to create new products and marketing tools for online businesses and social groups.
The billion-dollar tech company says they are looking to fill 4,000 new positions including development roles for Microsoft Teams, and workplace chat apps.
Zoom, the popular video-communications company is looking to fill full-time positions across multiple departments including sales, IT, finance, and engineering.
Slack is a popular productivity and chat app that has seen a huge increase in users as people start to work remotely. The company is looking for more than 200 positions for software engineering and management roles.
Outschool is an online education company that has seen a huge increase in demand since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Outschool is currently hiring 5,000 teachers to offer online classes via video chat.
Walmart, the worlds largest retailer, is seeing a huge spike in demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The retailer is looking to hire more than 150,000 new employees across the U.S. The company has said that all positions will be temporary for now with the opportunity to transition to permanent.
Target, the global retailer is looking to fill more than 9,000 new positions in distribution centers and retail stores across the U.S.
Lowes, the nationwide home improvement company is expecting to add more than 30,000 new employees to meet the increased demand created by the coronavirus. This includes full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions.
Restaurant And Food Delivery:
Pizza Hut is conducting an aggressive hiring campaign as the demand grows for food deliveries. The company and its franchisees are looking to fill 30,000 part-time and full-time positions including restaurant team members, shift leaders, and delivery drivers.
The popular pizza chain is looking to fill 20,000 new positions for restaurant team members. The company has said that successful applications can potentially be interviewed and start on the same day.
The Michigan-based food delivery company is seeking an additional 10,000 employees nationwide to meet increased demands for deliveries.
The pizza chain is looking to fill more than 2,000 positions across 550 locations in 21 states. The company said that all positions will be permanent.
Instacart, the nationwide grocery delivery and pickup company is experiencing a massive increase in demand for grocery deliveries due to COVID-19. To keep up the demand, the company is looking to hire an additional 300,000 full-service shoppers over the next three months.
goPuff is a nationwide delivery service for household supplies, food, and over-the-counter medications. The company has experienced an increase in demand for deliveries since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. goPuff is looking to onboard thousands of new driver-partners and field employees over the next few months.
Similar to Instacart, Shipt is hiring thousands of additional shoppers to meet the higher demand for the delivery of groceries and household goods.
Uber Eats has reported a huge increase in demand for food delivery since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The company is continually looking for drivers to make food deliveries.
Like Uber Eats, DoorDash is looking for additional drivers to keep up with the growing demand for deliveries. The company has created a priority program for restaurant employees who are unable to work during COVID-19.
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Which major U.S. companies are still hiring during COVID-19?
- CVS Health.
- Dollar Tree.
- GE Healthcare.
What type of jobs are needed during Coronavirus?
- Healthcare workers.
- Warehousing and packaging staff.
- Manufacturing and logistics personnel.
- Pharmacy managers and staff.
- Retail sales staff.
- Restaurant and food delivery staff.
- Online teaching staff.
Which food delivery companies are hiring?
- Uber Eats.