People all over the globe feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic — especially economically. With millions of people practicing social distancing and staying home as much as possible, companies are losing business in droves and have to close up shop.
But that’s not the case for all companies. Some are staying open and providing much-needed services to the public. Tap or click to find stores that are still open and how to place orders online.
With all the closures, people are losing their jobs and are wondering how they are going to pay their bills. One solution is to find a job working for a company that’s expanding its workforce to meet demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. But who would be hiring right now?
Major corporations looking to hire ASAP
Even with the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19, there are still businesses looking to ramp up their workforce to meet demand — like grocery stores, take-out restaurants, food delivery and pharmacies, to name a few.
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If you, or anyone you know, are looking for ways to make money during this pandemic, try applying to one of these 12 major companies looking for immediate hires.
1. CVS Health
CVS Health announced it’s adding benefits, bonuses and will hire thousands of workers. The company plans to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the country include store associates, home delivery drivers, and more. You can look for open positions on the CVS careers page.
Amazon has been struggling to fill orders since this pandemic began. People are scrambling to find toilet paper, bottled water, hand sanitizer and more. In an effort to meet demand, Amazon announced it’s looking to hire 100,000 employees. Tap or click here for details.
3. Albertsons Grocery Stores
Albertsons is the parent company for many grocery stores, including Albertsons, Randalls, Safeway and United Supermarkets. The company announced it’s looking to hire 30,000 new employees across the U.S. to keep up with increased demand. Look for open positions in your area at the Albertsons careers page.
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4. Dollar General
Dollar General is planning to hire up to 50,000 new employees by the end of April to support its operations. You can see a U.S. map with the number of open positions in each state on the Dollar General careers page. Click on your state to find available jobs in your area.
Domino’s is looking to expand its workforce by up to 10,000 new employees. Open positions include delivery experts, pizza makers, customer service reps, managers and assistant managers. Visit Domino’s careers page for open jobs in your area.
7-Eleven stores are looking to add up to 20,000 new employees to meet increased demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Find open positions with the company in your area on its careers page.
7. GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare is increasing its manufacturing and output of equipment needed to diagnose and treat patients with COVID-19 including CTs, ultrasound devices, mobile X-ray systems, patient monitors, ventilators and more. To handle increased demand, GE Healthcare wants to hire additional employees. You can find open jobs in your area on its careers page.
As more and more people are staying home to flatten the curve, grocery delivery has become a booming industry. To try to meet demand, Instacart is planning to hire up to 300,000 new workers. Select See Open Jobs on its careers page.
9. Papa John’s
Pizza delivery is huge now that many Americans are staying home more and are practicing social distancing by not going to restaurants. Papa John’s is looking to hire 20,000 new employees and said it’s making the process faster and easier. For details, check out Papa John’s careers page.
10. Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut is also looking to add to its workforce. The company is set to hire more than 30,000 employees across the country to serve America through contactless delivery, carryout and curbside pickup. To find open positions in your area, look at Pizza Hut’s careers page.
PepsiCo announced it will hire 6,000 new, full-time, full-benefit frontline employees across the U.S. in the coming months. Check for open positions in your area on the PepsiCo careers page.
Walmart recently announced it’s planning to hire 150,000 new employees across the U.S. Open roles include full-time, part-time and temporary positions in its distribution and fulfillment centers. For more details, check out Walmart’s careers page.
How to find unemployment benefits details in your state
Even with all these companies adding to their workforces, not everyone will be able to find a new job, at least not immediately.
This is especially true for those spring break partiers in Florida who went viral in news reports recently. Dell CEO Michael Dell sent the following tweet asking anyone who appeared in this video to not apply to work at his company.
Anyone in this video, please don’t apply to work @DellTech @VMware https://t.co/UojEe3ZSod— Michael Dell (@MichaelDell) March 19, 2020
For those who need information on unemployment insurance benefits, you can find everything online at careeronestop.org. When you get to the site, select your state in the drop-down menu under Location. There, you will find details on your state’s unemployment insurance program, including any changes due to the impact of COVID-19.
Some states require you to file for benefits online and others provide toll-free phone numbers where you can get filing assistance. For more helpful articles like this, and to stay on top of our breaking-news coronavirus coverage, make sure to sign up for Kim’s free Alerts newsletter.
The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, advice, or health objectives.