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Companies and Industries That Are Hiring During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Companies and Industries That Are Hiring During the Coronavirus Pandemic

These places are still hiring

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people’s lives have been put on hold. Certain industries have been hit hard and people have started to lose their jobs. But there are still good things that are emerging from this outbreak, and some companies that are considered “essential” still need people to work to serve their customers. Some of these jobs can be done remotely, while others need to be done on-site. Either way, there are still many companies hiring workers if you are looking for a job.

CVS Health

CVS Health

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CVS is in the middle of a large hiring drive. The company plans to hire over 50,000 new employees in full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the United States.

GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare

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As a result of the increased demand for medical equipment in hospitals across the United States, GE Healthcare is hiring additional manufacturing employees and moving current employees to support the increased demand for hospital resources.

7-Eleven

7-Eleven

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7-Eleven, one of the largest chains in the convenience and grocery store industry, is expected to add up to 20,000 new store employees in the near future.

Dollar General

Dollar General

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Dollar General plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 new employees by the end of April to serve customers seeking household essentials. According to the chain, there are 16,300 stores in 45 states, and about 75% of the American population is within 5 miles of a Dollar General, making the stores crucial in many communities for pantry staples during the pandemic.

Dollar Tree/Family Dollar

Dollar Tree/Family Dollar

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Dollar Tree is the parent company of Family Dollar, and it plans to hire about 25,000 employees across its stores and distribution centers. The chain is seeking cashiers, stockers, fillers, equipment operators and warehouse associates.

Kroger

Kroger

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In the two weeks prior to April 1, Kroger hired more than 32,700 new associates. One of the largest general retailers in the United States, Kroger is still hiring in many cities as it continues to provide fresh food and grocery supplies to people across the country. Kroger is also providing employees a “Hero Bonus” — a $2 premium above the standard base rate of pay — for hours worked March 29 through April 18.

PepsiCo

PepsiCo

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PepsiCo, best known for soda, owns multiple food and beverage brands and is expected to hire 6,000 new, full-time, full-benefit frontline employees in the coming months across the United States. Current employees will receive enhanced benefits and additional compensation.

Walmart

Walmart

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Walmart, one of the largest retail companies in the world, is expected to hire 150,000 associates across the U.S. This will include full-time and part-time positions.

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware

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Locally owned Ace Hardware retailers plan to hire more than 30,000 people across the country to service those attempting home maintenance projects during their quarantine. Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions are available at Ace Hardware’s retail support centers and more than 4,300 locally owned stores across the United States.  

 

Lowe’s

Lowe’s

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Lowe’s is supporting home improvement projects as well as its workforce at this time. Not only is the company increasing hourly wages for current employees, but it is also actively hiring 30,000 new employees in its stores across the United States.

Target

Target

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Target announced that it plans to invest $300 million in employees by increasing wages and implementing bonus payouts, relief programs and a new paid leave program. But it also has over 9,000 job openings in its retail stores and distribution centers across the country.

Amazon

Amazon

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Online shopping has exploded in the past decade and is proving crucial at this time. Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 people in new roles to support shoppers that are still ordering products. The company also invested $350 million globally to increase the hourly wages of its employees.

Domino’s

Domino’s

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If you are looking for full-time or part-time employment, one of America’s favorite pizza chains, Domino’s, will be hiring new workers to help make and deliver pizzas in communities across the United States. The chain is looking for delivery experts, pizza makers, customer service representatives, managers and assistant managers.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

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Pizza Hut is meeting the demand for delivery by expanding its national team by hiring for more than 30,000 open positions. The pizza chain also plans to shorten its onboarding process for drivers.

Papa John’s

Papa John’s

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Another pizza chain, Papa John’s, is planning to immediately hire 20,000 new restaurant team members to help cook, deliver and serve pizza in communities across the United States.

Slack

Slack

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With more companies being forced to have their employees work remotely from their homes, this productivity chat app is seeing its users increase. Slack has more than 200 open positions in engineering and management roles to make sure the app runs smoothly.

Zoom

Zoom

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Zoom is another app that needs assistance due to the influx of users from the number of people forced to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. For many, the video-conferencing app is useful for virtual business meetings, but for others, it’s a way to keep in touch with family and friends while social distancing.

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