The coronavirus has turned many people’s worlds upside down. This is especially true when it comes to employment and figuring out how to make money. Supply and demand for goods and services have changed drastically in response to quarantines, shelter-in-place orders, social distancing, and business closures.
Although many people have been able to continue their jobs by working remotely, millions of U.S workers have found themselves without employment. The U.S. Department of Labor reported record numbers of unemployment claims, most of which are attributed to impact from the coronavirus.
If you’ve been laid off recently, there is a lot of hope right now — even if it might not seem that way. Although many companies are struggling to keep employees, there are also many actively recruiting and hiring right now. We’ve found 19 companies that are looking for people just like you to help them get their products and services to customers.
Amazon is one of the largest online marketplaces in the world. We look to Amazon to deliver everything from electronics, housewares, health and beauty, toys, entertainment, and many more types of products directly to our mailboxes and doorsteps. Now that so many of us have to stay inside, orders for food, cleaning, health, and home care supplies are understandably increasing.
Amazon is responding, first, by increasing pay for existing employees; and, second, by committing to hiring 100,000 new part-time and full-time employees across the country. These positions will be located primarily in fulfillment centers and throughout its delivery network. People who work in the hospitality, restaurant and travel industries who are furloughed or laid off are encouraged to apply.
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American Express is a financial services company that provides consumers and businesses worldwide with products to help them make and process purchases. You may have one of their credit cards in your wallet or use their technology to process payments, book travel, or manage expenses. The reach of this company is immense, as is its need for talent.
American Express currently has about 50 openings for virtual positions based in different locations around the world. These include project managers, data and programming engineers, client managers, and business development specialists.
In the U.S., American Express has about 350 open positions in New York, Florida, Arizona, Texas, California, and several other locations. Many of these jobs are tech-related, but there are also lots of opportunities for more business-related functions, such as compliance, risk management, marketing, strategic planning, and more.
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know what Apple is all about. Cutting-edge computer and mobile technologies are the backbone of its business, in addition to entertainment content and accessories for using Apple products.
Although Apple is experiencing supply chain issues due to the coronavirus restrictions and retail locations have been temporarily closed around the world, the company is currently hiring for more than 600 positions in the U.S. The best jobs vary from creative, sales, management, and marketing in the retail area to software and services, design, marketing, hardware, corporate, and other positions around the country. More jobs are added just about every day.
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CVS is very much on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. As one of the country’s major pharmacies and a provider of food, health, and convenience products, CVS is an essential store that is seeing increased business every day.
In response to this uptick in demand, it has committed to adding 50,000 people to its teams across the country. These positions will be a mix of full time, part-time, and temporary. CVS is looking for people to work in the stores in sales and customer service roles, customer deliveries, and distribution centers. Priority may be given to applicants who have been furloughed from Hilton, Marriott, and other CVS Health clients.
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Dollar General has just about anything you could need while keeping yourself isolated at home. Groceries, cleaning supplies, health and beauty products, arts and crafts, games, books, electronics, and more — all at bargain prices and located close to home. Dollar General estimates that 75% of Americans live within 5 miles of one of its stores.
Because of the increased demand Dollar General is seeing in its stores, it has committed to hire up to 50,000 new employees by the end of April. There is a wide array of management and sales jobs open, and you can search by geographical area.
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Domino’s, the largest pizza company in the world, has always focused primarily on takeout and delivery orders. This is crucial right now while restaurants are restricted to only being able to offer services that keep customers at a distance. And because many are owned by local franchisees, ordering from Domino’s is a way to support local businesses during the pandemic.
To continue to meet the needs of Domino’s locations in many communities, the company is looking to hire 10,000 people for full-time and part-time delivery, customer service, cooking, and management positions. If you have a Class A CDL license, you may also find opportunities with Domino’s distribution centers. If you’re in the Chicago area, the company is looking to fill 1,000 positions there alone.
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GE Healthcare is a manufacturer of products used by doctors and hospitals to diagnose, treat, and monitor patients. These include ventilators, CT and ultrasound machines, mobile X-ray systems, and patient monitoring devices — all of which are critical in treating COVID-19 patients.
The company has locations in different areas of the country and is increasing hiring for manufacturing positions.
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Instacart is an online service that enables you to shop online for food and other essentials. An Instacart shopper then gets those items from the store you specify and delivers them to your door. The service is available in 5,500 cities in North America and works with more than 25,000 stores.
Instacart is looking to hire 300,000 shoppers over the next few months. The most opportunities will be in California, New York, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Georgia, and Ohio. As an Instacart shopper, you’d be an independent contractor, taking on as much or as little as is available in your area, and guidelines have been enacted to help protect shoppers from the coronavirus.
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Intuit is the company behind TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint. It makes software and apps that help consumers and businesses manage their finances and taxes. The company is having employees who can work remotely do so and is continuing to pay hourly employees, providing extended sick leave for those who need it.
Despite the growing pandemic, Intuit is still hiring for nearly 500 open positions. Although most are based in the San Francisco area, there are some remote opportunities and some outside of the U.S. Most opportunities fall into the software engineering, marketing, product management, project management, and design and user experience categories.
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Kroger is the parent company of 24 grocery store brands around the nation. Some include Kroger, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Metro Market, and Pick ‘n Save. Since the coronavirus pandemic began taking hold in the U.S., grocery stores such as Kroger have been selling out of vital supplies regularly.
The good news here is that Kroger has already hired 2,000 new employees to keep up with demand and is ready to add another 10,000. These jobs are in the actual stores, warehouses, and distribution centers.
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Microsoft is the software powerhouse behind Windows computers and mobile products, Office 365, MSN, Xbox, Skype, and a whole laundry list of products and programs most of us use every day. Although a good number of Microsoft jobs are based in the Seattle area, there are lots of other locations in the U.S. and abroad that offer job opportunities.
Microsoft currently has more than 4,600 jobs listed on its website and more are being added daily. Most are for engineering and hardware positions, but there are plenty of others available in business development, sales, research, finance, and other categories.
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Pizza Hut is the largest pizza brand in the U.S., with franchises in just about every community you can think of. The company is doing a lot to enable customers to safely order food during the pandemic, offering curbside pickup and contactless delivery options. Of course, this has resulted in a huge increase in demand.
To meet the needs of its customers, Pizza Hut is hiring 30,000 workers for permanent positions with franchises and corporate operations. These jobs include drivers, cooks, managers, shift leaders, and virtual call center agents.
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Rosetta Stone is a software company that specializes in helping people learn how to read, write, and speak some 30 different languages using cloud-based programs. It also has programs that help build literacy skills.
Several remote positions are currently available for online language tutors. If you are a native speaker of Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Latin American Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, or British or American English, Rosetta Stone may have a job for you. There are also a handful of more administrative remote positions and many other positions in offices around the country.
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Albertsons is another food store company that owns several grocery brands, such as Albertsons, Safeway, Acme Markets, Randalls, Pavilions, and Haggen Food & Pharmacy. You can find an Albertson family story in 34 states and the District of Columbia.
Albertsons recently announced that it will be hiring 30,000 associates to help meet demand during the coronavirus pandemic. About 2,000 of these positions are in Washington Safeway locations for in-store help and deliveries. Albertsons has also built partnerships with ASM Global, BJ’s Restaurants, G6 Hospitality, Hilton, Inspire Brands, Marriott International, MGM Resorts, Regal Cinemas, and G6 Hospitality to offer part-time jobs to associates who have been furloughed from these companies.
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Slack is an online collaboration tool that is used by many companies to manage projects, teams, and communication. It currently has more than 12 million daily users and is popular for use when companies want to offer employees the option to work remotely.
Slack currently has more than 200 open positions covering a wide range of expertise, from accounting and analytics to sales, customer success, engineering, marketing, and more. Offices in the U.S. are based in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Denver, though Slack also works with remote employees as well.
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The freelance industry is seeing a rise in demand now that more companies are more open to working with independent contractors remotely. Toptal is a talent platform that connects freelancers with clients looking for top-notch talent. Its freelancers go through a rigorous screening process and Toptal only accepts about 3% of applicants monthly.
Toptal is looking for developers, designers, finance experts, project managers, and product managers.
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Walmart is one of the largest retailers on the planet, with 11,500 stores serving over 265 million customers every week. Due to increased demand for groceries and household supplies, Walmart is feeling the strain of keeping stores stocked and customers happy.
To help with this, the company is adding 150,000 full-time and part-time positions at its stores, clubs, and distribution and fulfillment centers. These jobs will be temporary at first, though some may become permanent. Walmart encourages those from the restaurant and hospitality industries to apply.
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Zoom provides a library of communications solutions for business. Tools include video conferencing, webinars, phone calls, messaging, team chat, and screen share features, among others. Zoom integrates with lots of programs commonly used in business, including Outlook, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Gmail, and others.
As more companies have transitioned to remote work recently, there’s been increased demand for Zoom’s communication tools. They’re helping businesses stay connected and productive during this challenging time.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Zoom currently has a ton of positions open, mostly in San Jose, California, Denver, and Atlanta, though there are some peppered in locations throughout the U.S. There are also many remote opportunities.
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Papa John’s, the popular pizza shop with more than 5,000 locations across 45 states, is also enabling customers to safely order food right now. Like Pizza Hut, Papa John’s is offering contactless delivery and safe pick up options. With so many families are ordering in, the pizza chain is hiring to meet customer demand.
Papa John’s recently announced that it’s creating 20,000 jobs immediately. The company is hiring restaurant staff as well as CDL drivers across several states.
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