The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic isn’t just taking a toll on health in this country (and the world). It’s also having a major and devastating impact on employment. According to The U.S. Labor Department there are an estimated 25 million unemployed Americas as of April 22nd. That is a staggering increase from February when the jobless rate had matched a 50-year low of 3.5% according to Market Watch.
However, there is some good news: If you have recently found yourself jobless, there are some industries that are currently hiring in sectors that are seeing a spike in demand.
For anyone out there who is looking for a job, we have pulled 20 companies who are currently looking for applicants.
7-11 — The company is hiring now for people to stock shelves, clean stores and meet a surge in mobile orders placed using its 7NOW delivery app. APPLY HERE
Ace Hardware — The company and its independent retailers will be adding 30,000 positions, including a mix of full-time, part-time and seasonal employees at 4,300 locally owned stores located across the U.S. APPLY HERE
Amazon — Amazon is going to continue bringing on new employees, announcing it will create another 75,000 jobs. APPLY HERE
Costco — There are numerous local reports across the U.S. of Costco locations now hiring. For example, NBC spoke to a Woodland Hills, California, Costco location that confirmed that store is hiring 40 more workers specifically to meet the added demand. APPLY HERE
CVS Health — They plan to fill more than 32,000 full-time and part-time positions across the country. APPLY HERE
Dollar Tree and Dollar General — Dollar Tree announced its plans for a mass-hiring spree on March 20, writing, “During this unprecedented time, our Company is seeking 25,000 motivated individuals to support our stores and distribution centers as we provide essential products at great values to the communities we serve.” APPLY DOLLAR TREE HERE | APPLY DOLLAR GENERAL HERE
Domino’s — The pizza chain is expected to make 10,000 new hires across the country for roles including delivery drivers, pizza makers and truck drivers. APPLY HERE
DoorDash — DoorDash is hiring too, but this food delivery service is prioritizing restaurant workers who have seen their hours slashed or been laid off as a result of COVID-19 measures. APPLY HERE
Fed/Ex + UPS — Last weekend, FedEx held a job fair looking to fill 500 permanent, part-time positions at its World Hub in Memphis. It’s worth checking your local FedEx and UPS offices for open positions – last week, the companies were looking to hire 70 and 50 jobs respectively, at their northeast Ohio locations alone. APPLY FED/EX HERE | APPLY UPS HERE
Instacart — Instacart announced it will be hiring an astounding 300,000 full-time contractors for North America to deal with increased demand. APPLY HERE
Lowe’s — Lowe’s already has 300,000 workers, but in response to demand caused by the coronavirus, it plans on bringing on an additional 30,000 extra pairs of hands. APPLY HERE
Outschool — Outschool announced it needs to hire 5,000 teachers to meet an 11x increase in demand, driven by parents looking for online courses so their housebound children can continue their education. These jobs pay an average of $40 per hour. APPLY HERE
PepsiCo — Pepsico announced on March 20 that it will be hiring an additional 6,000 workers in the U.S. to meet the increased demand for its products – and these are full-time jobs with benefits. The company also announced enhanced wages and benefits for its existing 90,000-plus North American employees. APPLY HERE
Varsity Tutors — St. Louis-based Varsity Tutors, another privately held online educational service, is expecting to hire 10,000 instructors to work from home while teaching an online “Virtual School Day.” APPLY HERE
Walgreens — The company says they are looking to fill roughly 9,500 existing full and part-time roles in stores across the U.S. APPLY HERE
Walmart — The company is currently looking to fill another 50,000 positions nationwide to work in its stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. APPLY HERE
Whole Foods — According to Amazon-owned Whole Foods: “We believe our role serving customers and the community during this time is a critical one.” The company is hiring 5,000 workers, with a minimum starting wage of $15 per hour. APPLY HERE
Zoom — Zoom’s CFO told CNBC the company has been busy adding servers to its 17 data centers, with plans to bring two centers online. He notes the company is hiring engineers and salespeople – with that latter role expected to be a critical one when the company tries to convert the myriad free trials now underway into paid subscriptions. APPLY HERE