If you’re laid off due to the pandemic, don’t lose hope. These companies are hiring big-time.
6 Industries and Companies Still Hiring During the Coronavirus Crisis
Millions in the U.S. have lost their jobs or been laid off due to the coronavirus global pandemic, and the unemployment situation will probably get worse. Meanwhile, grocery stores, delivery services and other businesses need more workers than ever.
In fact, demand in certain industries is so high that Glassdoor, a leading job and recruitment website, reported on March 11 that the number of job postings on its site tripled in just a week’s time. 
If you’re on the lookout for work, click or swipe for 6 companies and industries that need to hire more employees fast during the coronavirus outbreak.
Amazon is opening 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in its fulfillment centers and delivery network. Even better, Amazon is bumping hourly pay rates $2 an hour to $17 or more through April.
“Getting a priority item to your doorstep is vital as communities practice social distancing, particularly for the elderly and others with underlying health issues,” according to the Amazon blog Day One. “We are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labor needs are unprecedented for this time of year.”  You can apply for Amazon jobs here.
2. Grocery stores
Kroger, Albertsons and Aldi are hiring additional employees to meet unprecedented demand, according to Business Insider.  Aldi, which already pays a competitive wage for the industry, is even paying an additional $2 an hour premium for all hours worked. 
Even cities or states under government lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis still allow people to go out to shop for groceries. Search grocery chain websites to find out if they’re hiring in your location.
Walmart plans to hire 150,000 hourly employees for its stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers, the retail giant said in a March 19 statement: “Walmart is also implementing a new process to dramatically expedite hiring for key roles, such as cashiers and stockers. What is usually a two-week application cycle will be reduced to a 24-hour process.” 
The roles will be temporary initially but could convert to permanent positions later. Walmart is also paying workers who were hired by March 1 an additional cash bonus of $300 for full-time and $150 for part-time workers, paying the bonus out by April 2.
Walgreens plans to fill around 9,500 existing full- and part-time roles in its stores across the U.S. In addition, Walgreens will start filling temporary customer service positions that could potentially lead to full-time employment. 
Positions are primarily for customer service associates, pharmacy technicians, and shift leads, according to the pharmacy chain’s COVID-19 response update page. To search job openings, visit jobsatwalgreens.com.
5. Cleaning services
The coronavirus crisis caused a 75% spike for March in the demand for new hires to deep clean and sanitize workplaces and modes of public transportation, according to Marketwatch, a financial and business site. 
“Job openings for cleaners are shooting through the roof as the U.S. mobilizes to contain the coronavirus, but hiring is likely to plunge in industries suffering most from the interruptions in daily life,” according to Marketwatch.
6. Pizza and other food delivery
With new stay-at-home mandates taking effect daily across the U.S., pizza delivery is in high demand. In fact, Domino’s Pizza plans to fill 10,000 positions for delivery drivers, pizza makers, customer service reps, assistant managers and managers.  Apply for a Domino’s job online.
"The opportunity to keep feeding our neighbors through delivery and carryout means that a small sense of normalcy is still available to everyone," said Domino’s CEO Richard Allison.  "Our corporate and franchise stores want to make sure they're not only feeding people, but also providing opportunity to those looking for work at this time, especially those in the heavily-impacted restaurant industry."
This article by Deb Hipp was originally published on Debt.com.
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