The Covid-19 pandemic is shifting our day to day lives and businesses are responding to the change. Many small businesses including restaurants, bars, retail stores and hotels have either shut down or drastically shifted their models in order to survive. Unfortunately, there is a huge increase in unemployment and the numbers can be demoralizing to job seekers. However, there are companies who are going strong during the pandemic and have increased hiring.
As many people shifted to online purchases, Amazon hired 100,000 new employees and has committed to hiring 75,000 more to pack and deliver essential goods. Amazon has increased hourly wages by $2. Worried about your safety? Amazon is taking extra precautions to keep their employees safe.
The super-store retailer recently called for 150,000 new jobs during the coronavirus and has recently posted another 50,000. Many of their new applicants have been furloughed from jobs impacted by covid-19. Walmart is hiring in stores, clubs, fulfillment and distributions centers.
The grocery delivery app is hiring aggressively to meet increased demand for its services. Care agents are working from home in response to COVID-19. The company has already increased the number of agents and will continue to hire in the coming months.
The pharmaceutical and healthcare giant is considered essential. They operate CVS Pharmacy and Minuteclinic and are in need of onsite and remote workers including nurses, pharmacists, enrollment specialists and various Information Technology roles.
Aldi, a German family-owned supermarket chain with over 10,000 stores worldwide is hiring 9,000 new employees for their stores as a response to COVID-19.
The grocery store chain plans to hire thousands of in-store workers and additional help for their distribution centers.