Companies Hiring Now - Impact of COVID-19
Many companies are experiencing an immediate need for new employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting good opportunities for job seekers in search of a job due to recent layoffs, furloughed positions or cancellation of shifts.
Delivery networks are looking to hire as more customers choose to order goods online rather than shop in brick and mortar stores. Shippers and warehouse operators are rushing to backfill positions. And grocery and restaurant delivery services are scrambling for new employees as government leaders ban dining at bars and restaurants.
These employer have urgent hiring needs as they try to accommodate increased demand - which means you can secure a job within several days and may not need to have prior experience.
Several companies are also offering hazard pay and/or bonuses. And some employers are partnering with the restaurant and hospitality industry to help place employees whose jobs may have been suspended because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Look into the industries and companies below if you need a job now.
Food Delivery Service Jobs
Food delivery service companies are looking for new Personal Shoppers, Warehouse Drivers, Bike Couriers, Scooter Delivery persons and Delivery Drivers to deliver food from popular local restaurants to households in cities across the US (Uber Eats offer opportunities in over 20 countries around the globe). You choose your hours so these are great opportunities for anyone looking for a flexible schedule. You don’t need any prior experience to start delivering, though the minimum hiring age is typically 18. You just need your own transportation and a smartphone so you can download the app.
Warehouse and Shipping Jobs
Any business that offers online shopping is seeing a spike in sales right now. There are many jobs involved in helping to get these goods to consumers. Companies like UPS, FedEx and Amazon are seeking Warehouse personnel, Tractor-Trailer Drivers, Package Delivery Drivers and Package Handlers.
Amazon announced this week that they are hiring 100,000 new employees. They are raising pay by $2 an hour for warehouse and delivery employees through April, bringing the wage up to $17/hour. Applicants can be on the job within 7 days and do not need a resume.
Amazon is also encouraging employees in other industries whose jobs were “lost or furloughed” as a result of the Coronavirus to apply, including members of the hospitality, restaurant and travel industries. “We want those people to know we welcome them on our teams until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back,” said their team.
Supermarket & Grocery Jobs
Grocery chains are struggling to keep their shelves full as shoppers stock up, expecting to hunker down for a while. They have immediate openings for all store positions including Cashiers, Produce Clerks, Meat Clerks & Cutters, Deli Clerks, Seafood Clerks, Chefs, Floral Clerks, Grocery Clerks & more. Part-time, full-time & seasonal/temporary positions are available.
Find Shaws & Star Market Jobs - hiring for all store positions - ages 14+ are encouraged to apply.
Find Whole Foods Jobs - hiring 5,000 new employees at their stores and distribution centers, offering increased pay, flexible shifts and expedited hiring process.
Find Kroger Jobs - owner of Ralphs, Food4Less and other chains, is looking to hire 10,000 workers including additions to the Kroger Pickup team, cashiers and at manufacturing plants and distribution centers. Apply online or at your local store.
Find Stop & Shop Jobs - filling 5,000 part-time positions in stores, distribution warehouses and for delivery.
Find Tesco Jobs - UK supermarket chain hiring to meet unprecedented demand in their stores.
Find Instacart Jobs - an online grocery delivery service company that works with local stores to deliver groceries to consumers, Instacart is hiring 300,000 personal shoppers over the next three months.
Increased demand for household items means stores are need more staff in shops and distribution centers to keep their shelves stocked.
Find Walmart Jobs - hiring 150,000 hourly workers by the end of May and offering bonuses.
Find CVS Jobs - hiring 50,000 workers and paying bonuses to employees who have to work on-site. Opportunities include store positions, home delivery drivers, distribution workers and customer service reps.
Find Dollar General Jobs - doubling their hiring rate and adding 50,000 employees by the end of April.
Find Walgreens Jobs - filling 9,500 jobs and paying bonuses to full-time, part-time and temporary employees. Opportunities include shift leads, pharmacy techs and customer service reps.
Find 7-Eleven Jobs - hiring 20,000 new store associates.
As many restaurants are reducing their workforce, some that focus on takeout and delivery are experiencing increased hiring.
Find Papa John's Jobs - hiring 20,000 employees to serve delivery and takeout customers. Apply online or text JOBS to 47272.
Find Domino's Jobs - hiring 10,000 employers to serve delivery and takeout customers. Positions include delivery drivers, pizza makers and customer service reps.
Remote Workers / Tech Jobs
Companies that offer products and services to facilitate work-from-home scenarios need to ramp up during this time as well to respond to increased demand.
Find Zoom Jobs - provides enterprise audio and video communications
Find Slack Jobs - facilitates team messaging
Other Job Seeker Resources for COVID-19 Hiring
The National Retail Federation lists retail companies that have announced plans to hire workers.