“Millions of people lost jobs or saw their wages severely curtailed last week as many companies shut down or cut back on operations. But the pandemic has also created a spike in demand for critical products and services, causing some of America’s biggest employers to scramble to try to hire workers at a time when parts of the country are going into lockdown.”
Supermarkets, Retailers and Grocery Stores:
Walmart: The nation’s largest employer, said it was looking to hire 150,000 additional employees in its stores and warehouses through the end of May. That represents a roughly 10 percent increase in its current workforce.
Dollar General: Was also making a direct appeal to workers who lost jobs as a result of the sweeping business closings in recent weeks. “For any individual whose job has been temporarily impacted by the effect of COVID-19, we currently have a number of full and part-time positions available across our stores, distribution centers, and private fleet network,” the company said on its website.
Raley’s: Raley’s is mass hiring for their eCart teams across many locations.
Kroger: Has 10,000 job openings at warehouses, plants and stores.
Aldi: Aldi is accepting applications for part-time or full-time positions for cashiers, stock, associates and managers.
7-Eleven: has up to 20,000 job openings.
Meijer: This company currently has 1249 active jobs.
Lineage Logistics: The largest refrigerated warehousing company in the country, is hiring 2,000 additional workers to meet a roughly 30 percent jump in demand in recent weeks.
Amazon: The company announced it is looking to hire 100,000 workers for warehouse and delivery positions.
Gordon Food Service: open positions available all over the region.
CVS and Walgreens
Walgreens: said it was hiring for about 9,500 existing full- and part-time roles in stores across the United States, including pharmacy technicians.
CVS: CVS Health said it is looking to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles all across the country. Roles include the following: store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and member/customer service professionals.
Gojo: Ohio-based Gojo makes the popular Purell brand of hand sanitizer products and currently employs roughly 2,500 people.
3M: Which makes N95 respirator masks, said it had recently doubled its output of the much-needed product to a pace of more than 1.1 billion a year. To meet the demand, 3M said it was hiring additional workers and adding shifts and new manufacturing lines.
Jet’s Pizza: is looking for workers at all locations in 20 states. Delivery drivers can make between $13 – $16 per hour, based on tips and mileage. Those interested in applying can call their local Jet’s Pizza location directly.
Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut announced it has 30,000 permanent open positions to fill, including cooks, managers and shift leaders.
Food Delivery Services:
Instacart Shopper: On March 23, Instacart announced it will be hiring an astounding 300,000 full-time contractors for North America to deal with the demand.
Shipt: Openings in the low thousands.
PepsiCo: The company said they’re planning to hire 6,000 new “full-time, full-benefit front-line employees,” is having them start immediately.