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29 Companies Hiring in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

They’re looking to fill roles right now

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As the novel coronavirus continues to change our workforce, some companies are looking for essential employees to help them accommodate a rapid increase in demand. Below, you’ll find details, in brief, about what these companies are looking for as well as links to each company’s InHerSight page to better inform your decision. Visit each company’s corporate website to apply to the open positions and research new ones, or explore other open jobs on InHerSight. Our match tool can connect you to recently posted jobs in your field. 

Read more: Ask a Recruiter: How Can I Job Search During Coronavirus?

29 companies hiring during the coronavirus pandemic

7-Eleven

To meet increased demand, they’re adding 20,000 jobs, both in-store and delivery. 

Ace Hardware

The hardware chain is looking to hire workers who’ve lost their jobs because of COVID-19 for full- and part-time job opportunities.

Aldi

Most of Aldi’s nearly 5,000 open positions are in-store retail positions, but they have a few openings in corporate roles.

Albertsons

This grocery chain is the parent company to brands like Safeway and Randalls. They’re hiring for about 30,000 temporary positions. Lean on them especially if you’re a hospitality or food service worker who lost your job because of COVID-19.

Amazon.com

The delivery giant will add 100,000 workers to meet heightened demand. Most jobs are in delivery and in warehouses.

Costco

The wholesaler is hiring for jobs in a wide variety of roles, notably job candidates to help them manage the increase in sales and shoppers.

CVS

The company needs 50,000 additional employees to keep up with demand. Staffers who work directly with patients will receive $150–$500 bonuses. 

Dollar General

The company plans to hire about 50,000 new employees by the end of April. Most positions will be temporary. 

Dollar Tree / Family Dollar

For both in-store and distribution roles, these chains will hire 25,000 full- and part-time employees all over the country.

Domino’s Pizza

This pizza chain needs about 10,000 new pizza makers, delivery drivers, and customer service representatives. They’ll also need CDL Class A–certified drivers to help ensure their supply chain stays intact.

DoorDash

This food delivery service is focusing on hiring restaurant workers who’ve lost their jobs because of COVID-19.

GE Healthcare

As this health care company pivots to build ventilators, they need workers to help them fulfill their expanded manufacturing needs.

GrubHub

Here’s another food delivery service on the lookout for new employees to help get orders from place to place.

Instacart

In the next three months, this grocery delivery service plans to hire 300,000 full-service shoppers.

Jet’s Pizza

Like pizza joints across the country, Jet’s is hiring delivery drivers to help staff all of its locations.

Kroger Stores

The parent company of Harris Teeter and Fred Meyer, Kroger plans to hire at least 10,000 additional team members.

Lowe’s

The hardware giant is hiring short- and long-term positions to accommodate needs in locations all over the country.

Microsoft Teams

Hiring all over the world, Microsoft Teams needs software engineers, sales, and more to grow their company at this time.

Outschool

With children out of school, this online learning platform is hiring thousands of teachers to help keep the cogs turning.

Papa John’s International

The pizza company will hire 20,000 people to aid in deliveries and carry-out orders.

Pepsi

Full-benefit positions here! Pepsi will hire 6,000. No other details are available at this time.

Pizza Hut

With more than 30,000 open positions, Pizza Hut needs virtual call center agents, cooks, shift leaders, restaurant managers, and drivers to complete its orders.

Publix

This grocery chain plans to hire thousands of in-store and distribution center workers. 

Slack

The communication platform is looking for customer success support, engineers, account executives, and more due to increased demand.

Target

The retailer is hiring in-store and distribution center hourly full-time and part-time workers, with an additional $2 an hour raise for each employee until at least May 2. 

Uber Eats

To meet rising demand, Uber’s food delivery offshoot is looking for more drivers.

Walgreens

With about 9,500 full- and part-time positions, this drugstore is looking for pharmacy techs, shift leads, customer service reps, and more.

Walmart

The company has expedited their hiring process from two weeks to 24 hours to fill about 150,000 temporary positions in stores, clubs, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers. They’re also working with workers from the restaurant and hospitality industries who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19.

Zoom

With many workers now meeting from home, Zoom needs tech support, engineers, business services reps, and others to fill out their team.

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By Beth Castle

Managing Editor, InHerSight

Beth Castle is on staff at InHerSight, where she writes about workplace rights, diversity and inclusion, allyship, and feminism. Her bylines include Fast Company, Charlotte magazine, The Charlotte Observer, SouthPark magazine, Southbound magazine, and Atlanta magazine. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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